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Navy apprehends suspected traffic robbers in Lagos

The Commander Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Wey, Commodore Michael Ayabina, on Wednesday disclosed the arrest of two suspected traffic robbers, who had been operating around the Alakija area of Lagos State.

Ayabina made the disclosure while addressing newsmen at the NNS Wey Conference Hall in Navy Town, Ojo in Lagos State.

He said that the suspects, who were armed with knives and a gun, were riding on a motorcycle. However, another suspect who had a gun on him escaped, and operatives of the navy are still on his trail.

Ayabina also disclosed that the navy was on the trail of the suspect, whose house was visited, based on information received about him.

He said that officers on security watch station at the Alakija and Kirikiri areas of the State, in a bid to ensure that criminal elements do not have their way robbing innocent people who go about their businesses.

His words: “We conduct night and day patrols; both vehicular and static patrols. That means we have men at Alakija, and Kirikiri. There are armed men controlling traffic and also trying to ensure that they apprehend criminals around the areas.

“Apart from that, we also have vehicular patrols; patrolling Kirikiri and Alakija. With these logistics on ground, we are going to continue to apprehend these criminals.

“Those are the black spots, particularly Alakija. All those people going through Ojo Cantonment and Alaba must pass through that place (Alakija). These criminals are fond of hiding around the refuse bins in those areas, and our operatives will be there to apprehend them.”

The Commodore further said that the two suspects who were arrested, their knives and the motorcycle, would be handed over to the Nigerian Police for further investigation and prosecution.

He used the occasion to warn intending criminals to desist from all forms of criminalities, as the Nigerian Navy would continue to arrest criminals around its our locality.


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