Lagos Task Force Arrests 11 NURTW Members

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The Lagos State Task Force on Environment and Special Offences ( Enforcement) Unit has arrested 11 members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) for causing trouble in the state.

The NURTW members were arrested on Saturday and Sunday for causing trouble in the Yaya-Abatan garage, Ogba area of Lagos State.
 
 
CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, chairman of the task force, said weapons including, axes, daggers, broken bottles and cutlasses were recovered from the suspects.
 
He added that they would be charged to court.

In a related development, two suspected tricycle robbers, Sodiq Sulaiman and Saidi Ibrahim, were arrested by the agency at Ifo in Ogun State.
 
It was gathered that the suspects stole a tricycle with number plate JJJ 706 QF, where it was parked by the roadside in Ifo.

They were arrested at the Cappa area of Lagos while being chased by the cops on night patrol in the Oshodi area of the state.
 
One of the suspects, Sulaiman, an ex -convict, in his confessional statement, said the tricycle was being taken to one Mallo in the Idi-Oro area of the state for a price of N40, 000 before they were arrested.
 
He said he trained as a tricycle mechanic for four years at Abekoko in Oyo State before coming to Lagos in 2017 and started stealing phones, bags and tricycles with Ibrahim, whom he met in Akala area of Mushin.

On his part, Ibrahim said they specialised in using motorcycles to rob people at night.
 
He confessed that they have stolen and sold more than 55 phones, jewellery, laptops and seven tricycles to one Mallo in the Idi-Oro area of Mushin. 
 
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