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RRS Arrests Two-Man Robbery Gang Terrorizing Residents of Cele-Oshodi

The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a two man robbery gang who specializes in defrauding unsuspecting members of public around Cele Bus-stop, along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway axis of Lagos. The suspects are Emmanuel Anyanwu, 39, an ex-convict and Kennedy Ujagbor, 42, a drug addict.

The suspects met their waterloo after they were jointly arrested by the RRS officers at Cele Bus-stop when a victim from whom they had snatched his bag from the previous day identified them at a drinking joint.

According to the RRS, the victim, Sammy Bolaji, was on his way to Ogun State when he was stopped by the duo of Anyanwu and Ujagbor for assistance. “They asked me if I knew a particular address and I told them that I was a stranger in that area. As I made to leave them, one of them grabbed my bag from behind and took to his heels. The second one followed suit. I ran after them but I guess they knew the route more than I do, so they escaped before people around could even come to term with what was going on. Sadly for me, in that bag were a sum of N7,500:00, two mobile phones, cloths and other personal effects. I had to discontinue the journey because all I had on me were gone.”

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Confessing after his arrest, Emmanuel Anyanwu, said, “We are swindlers. We are always on the street looking for people to defraud. Yesterday, we met this guy. Our plan was to play him and it didn’t seem to work out so we snatched his bag and ran away. He added that the victim’s bag is in Ketu.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Superintendent of Police, SP Dolapo Badmus who confirmed the incident stated that the police would leave no stone unturned towards reducing crime in the state. The suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation.

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