3 suspected robbers arrested on Lagos bridge

Three members of a robbery gang that operated on the popular Otedola Bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway have been arrested by the police.

The suspects, identified as Chima Joseph, Hassan Adamu and Ibietan Oluwaseyi were a few days ago arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in Lagos State.

The suspects reportedly attacked one, Idi Musa who they dragged into the bush before the RRS operatives swooped on them.

Musa, who was visiting Lagos for the first time when he was attacked, told Metro that “I alighted at Berger Bus Stop and was walking to Ojota. As I got close to the bridge, I heard someone call out from the bush: ‘Aboki! Aboki!! Zo mana (come).’

“I ignored the call because I didn’t know them had been fore  warned to mind my business when in Lagos.

“As I continued my journey, two of them (pointing to Chima and Adamu) ran after me, dragged me into the bush, beat me several, times before searching my pockets and luggage. They took N3, 000 from me.

He also said that “after collecting my money, one of them (pointing to Adamu) threatened me that he was a Lagos State government official and that if I ever came back, they would arrest me and send me back to my village.”

One of the suspects, Joseph, from whom master keys were recovered, stated that he found the keys on the ground some where adding that he was looking for a place to put it for people to see.

It was revealed that the key, when tested, open the doors of two Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla and one Honda (End of Discussion).

He confessed that they dragged Musa into the bush, searched him and collected his N3, 000.

“My friends and I sleep in the shed in the bush beside the expressway. What we do is to assist people on the highway,” he stated.

The image maker in charge of the state police command, SP Dolapo Badmos confirmed the arrest of the suspects to metro.