An inmate from a Correctional Center in Lagos State, Abdulahi Olalere, popularly called ‘Orobo’ who regained freedom on completion of a six month jail term, has again been arrested for alleged armed robbery
Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, made this known on Friday, adding that the suspect was arrested alongside other gang members during a traffic robbery operation.
The statement said Orobo who confessed to the crime confirmed that his gang was responsible for the early morning robbery attacks on innocent motorists around China Town and tipper garage by Ketu area of Ikorodu Road on Tuesday, 23th of March, 2021
‘Preliminary investigation revealed that Abdulahi Olalere a.k.a ‘Orobo’ was recently released from a Correctional Center having served a 6 months jail term for robberies in 2020’, Adejobi said
The statement said premised on the intelligence gathered on operations of criminals around Ketu axis, the Commissioner of Police deployed a surveillance team from the Rapid Response Squad, led by the Commander, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, to monitor the entire Ikorodu road axis in reaction to series of complaints of early morning robbery attacks on motorists including the residents around Owode-Onirin, Mile 12, Ketu and Ojota axes.
Adejobi said the commissioner’s strategy paid off as the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in the early hours of Thursday, nabbed four suspected notorious traffic robbers around MKO Abiola Garden area of Ojota.
‘The surveillance team was on a decoy at about 6:30am beside ‘Abiola Garden’ when the suspected criminals came out with dangerous weapons in an attempt to rob the policemen, demanding for their wallets and other valuables before they were all apprehended’,he said.
The command spokesman gave the identities of the suspects as: Adewale Ismaila (30), Chinadu Okafor (26), Tote Victor (19) and Abdulahi Olalere a.k.a ‘Orobo’ (20), adding that one of the suspected notorious traffic robbers, Abdulahi Olalere a.k.a ‘Orobo’, confessed to belonging to a robbery gang which specializes in attacking and robbing innocent motorists of their belongings in the early hours along Ikorodu Road
Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu while directing that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for Investigation, however promised to channel both material and human resources of the command to tackling traffic challenges including traffic robbery and other forms of criminality in Lagos State.
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