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Robber Caught While Stealing From Woman In Lagos Traffic

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested a robber identified as Rasak Adebola, after snatching a hand bag belonging to one Helen Susan in traffic in Ikate area of Lagos.

Two other suspected robbers identified as Moshood Olowu (24) and Olasunkanmi Ogundipe (26) who were both attendees of “Felabration” were also arrested after they separately robbed two commuters in Ojota and Ketu.

According to a report by RRS, Adebola was quoted as saying: 

“I was going to Ajah to retire for the night. Just before I got to Chisco around Maroko around 11pm, I snatched a lady’s bag. I attempted to escape but the RRS men were in my front, I waited and handed over the bag.

“I don’t know what came over me. I had only N200 on me. I have been waiting for traffic to build up. I have never been imprisoned before. I plead for leniency. I won’t repeat it again.

“I was a motorcycle rider in Shomolu. I came to Ajah to learn carpentry and get serious.”

Moshood Olowu, another suspect arrested by RRS officers said he and his two other accomplices, now at large, left New African Shrine in Alausa Business District, Ikeja, and were heading for Ikorodu through Ojota when they committed the crime.

Police spokesman ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said the three suspects would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation and prosecution.

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