Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday nabbed a gang of suspected criminals who specialises in attacking motorists and road users in traffic in Lagos state.

The suspected criminals met their Waterloo at Ojota area of the state while in the act.

Taking the war against criminality in Lagos a notch higher, and walking the talk, Sanwo-Olu, apprehended the suspects while attempting to rob a motorist around Ojota in-bound Alausa.

The suspected criminals

Help however came the way of the helpless motorist as the passing by convoy of the Governor, intercepted the robbery act, rescuing the victim from the three machete-wielding criminals who were at the time, trying to forcefully drag him out of his vehicle.

The security personnel attached to the governor immediately, swooped on the suspects on the order of Sanwo-Olu, and retrieved the dangerous weapons from them, arresting the three of them in the process.

Sanwo-Olu said the arrest of the suspect was a strong warning signal to other criminal elements and prospective traffic robbers in Lagos that there is no hiding place for them and their likes in the state.

Recall that Governor Sanwo-Olu, while handing over security equipment purchased by the Lagos State Security Trust Fund, LSSTF, to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, for the use of Lagos Police Command, on Thursday June 10, assured residents that there would be no hiding place for criminals in the State.

His words: “We are determined to stabilise the security situation in Lagos State, as our own contribution towards lasting national security.


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