LASTMA Arrests Two Notorious ‘One Chance’ Armed Robbery Gang, Two Others Escape

Two Notorious ‘One Chance’ Armed Robbery Gangs Arrested By LASTMA

Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Sunday, November 27, arrested two (2) notorious suspected “one-chance” armed robbery gangs at Ikate, Lekki-Ajah area of Lagos.

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Two Notorious ‘One Chance’ Armed Robbery Gangs Arrested By LASTMA

A statement issued by Director, Public Affairs Department, LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq quoted the General Manager of LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba as saying the duo was arrested by the patrol team of the agency while on duty monitoring and controlling traffic around the Lekki-Ajah axis of the state.

According to the General Manager “our officials while on traffic patrol heard passengers with a loud voice shouting thieves! thieves!! inside an unpainted T4 commercial bus (AAA 750 XX), while trying to stop the driver he drove dangerously and our men pursued them with a Lastma patrol vehicle down to Ikate where they were blocked by another pathfinder car belonging to a good Samaritan.”

Oreagba confirmed that while two (2) suspects were arrested, the other remaining 2 escaped with the P.O.S. they used to withdraw passengers’ money inside the T4 commercial bus.

“The 2 arrested suspects with the recovered unpainted T4 commercial bus were later handed over to R.R.S personnel who were on pin-down at Chisco, along Lekki- Ajah”

They were all later moved down to Ilasan Police Station for further investigations.

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The General manager however advised Lagos residents to always ensure they board buses at designated garages and always be vigilant/keen-eyed, especially when boarding public vehicles.

One of the rescued passengers, Christopher Omukoro said he boarded the unpainted commercial bus from Alfa-Beach going to Ikate.

He disclosed that they were 4 with P.O.S machines collecting passengers’ ATM cards and withdrawing money from individual accounts.

Omukoro confirmed that passengers started shouting thieves! thieves!! after they had collected their valuable items from them.

Other rescued victims are Laffin Lawrence and Owo Chidima.

In other news, Kanyi Daily reported how a LASTMA official fell off a truck moving at high speed while trying to arrest a driver.

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