Three suspected robbers terrorising passers-by and drivers of broken down vehicles, around Otedola Bridge in Lagos, have been arrested. The men were arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command. Two master keys were recovered from the suspects, named Chima Joseph (24), Hassan Adamu (34) and Ibietan Oluwaseyi (41). The operatives said the keys recovered from Chima Joseph opened a Toyota Camry car and an Honda car, when put to test.
The suspects were reportedly picked up while dragging their victim, identified as Idi Musa, from the Expressway into the bush, where they dispossessed him of all his belongings.
The victim, a first time visitor to Lagos, said he came from Borno State and was heading Apapa to meet his brother.
“I alighted at Ojodu Berger to walk from the Bus Stop to Ojota. As I walked down the road towards the bridge (Otedola), I heard somebody called out from the bush, Aboki! Aboki!!, zo mana (come).
“I ignored the call because I didn’t know them. Before now, I have been warned to mind my business when in Lagos.
“As I continued my journey, two of them (pointing to Chima and Adamu) ran after me, dragged me with my trousers into the bush, beat me several times before searching my pockets and luggage. They took N3, 000 from me”.
“After collecting my money, one of them (pointing to Hassan Adamu) threatened me that he was a Lagos State Government official and that if I ever come back there, they would arrest me and send me back to my village,” he said.`