A statement released by the state police command spokesperson, Bala Elkanah, states that on Monday June 3rd at about 9.05p.m, surveillance patrol team from Ipaja Police Station arrested one Shefiu Aliu ‘m’ while attempting to snatch handsets and handbags from two female victims namely Grace and Deborah Williams, around Nepa, Ayobo-Ipaja road. The suspect was said to have posed as a commercial motorcyclist, popularly known as Okada.
”He took advantage of the passengers eagerness to avoid traffic congestion through the use of Okada, to rob his passengers. The suspect confessed to the commission of the crime” the statement read
In a related development, surveillance patrol team from the same Ipaja Police Station, deployed to Zion Church area, Aina-Obembe road, Baruwa also arrested one Biodun Oladimeji ‘m’ and Afiz Tajudeen ‘m’ a.k.a Arapa after snatching a bag from one female victim, Obiako Ruth.
Bala said the suspects will be charged to court.