The Lagos State Police Command has said it arrested the most wanted traffic robber, identified as Olawale Odunsi, operating around the Ijora Badia area of the state.
Spokesperson for the State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this during a chat with newsmen on Thursday, adding that the police have been on his trail for the last six months.
He explained that operatives of the Ijora Badia Division embarked on actionable intelligence gathering about the activities of the suspected 18-year-old Olawale Odunsi before his arrest.
Hundeyin stated that the suspect had allegedly been involved in many traffic robberies at Iganmu and Ijora under Bridge areas and environs.
“Many victims of the suspect described him as a deadly attacker with his dreadlocks.
“He evaded arrest several times in the past. Fortunately, on Tuesday, at about 3:30pm., acting on intel gathered that the suspect and his terror gang members were about to operate at Iganmu under the bridge.
“Operatives from Ijora Badia Division were quickly mobilised to the scene and the suspect was arrested while coming out from his criminal hideout.
“His gang members escaped from the scene. The suspect was taken to the station, where he confessed to the crime. Investigation is ongoing, ” he said.