The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, nabbed six traffic robbery kingpins at different locations in the state.
The squad, led by the Commander of the RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, nabbed the six traffic robbers around Iddo Bridge, Ijora Olopa, Ojota and Ketu.
While briefing the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, on the operation, Egbeyemi confirmed the arrest and recovery of a toy gun from one of the suspected traffic robbers, Toheeb Isiaka, on top of Iddo Bridge.
Other five traffic robbers, Tunde Raman, 25; Olamilekan Adeyemi, 20; Segun Sulaiman 33; Idris Mohammed, 25; and Uche Nwankwo, 25, were apprehended at Ijora Olopa, Ketu and Ojota.
Toheeb Isiaka, who was caught with a toy gun, confessed that he had snatched more than 20 phones from innocent motorists in the last two weeks at different spots in the area.
He also confessed that once he pulled out his toy gun, motorists became jittery and immediately surrendered their valuables like phones, wallets and jewelries.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Odumosu, has ordered that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation, while he directed that the fleeing suspected members of the armed robbery syndicates and traffic robbers in many parts of the state be tracked and arrested.