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LASTMA arrests two traffic robbers terrorising residents in Lagos

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo


The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officials have arrested two suspected one-chance robbers terrorising commuters across the state and rescued a female victim inside their car around Pedesbytrian Church axis of Yaba.

It was learnt that the suspects, Monday Amhe and a lady, Joy, were apprehended and handed over to the Sabo Divisional police station for immediate prosecution.

Amhe was said to have confessed during interrogation that himself and the arrested lady simply identified as ‘Joy’ were ‘one-chance’ robbers.

He added that they operate by picking passengers along Ikorodu road and robbing them of their valuables before discharging them at any location of their choice.

The lady ‘Joy’ confirmed it was the driver (Monday Amhe) who introduced her to the business and she didn’t hesitate after their first trip.

The General Manager of LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, who confirmed the development on Wednesday, were arrested by a team of Lastma personnel from Somolu zone while on patrol monitoring traffic around Yaba axis.

“Our officers on patrol and with the help from passersby chased and apprehended a Toyota Corolla saloon car (FST 60 RJ) after a lady at the back seat was heard shouting Kidnappers! Kidnappers!! Kidnappers after the bridge coming towards Yaba from Jibowu”

“The driver with the lady at the front seat were immediately apprehended while the woman who shouted kidnappers quickly got down and explained that immediately she joined the car from Maryland going to Apapa, a lady beside the driver collected her phone with other valuables and she shouted after noticing that they were ‘one-chance’ kidnappers”

The General Manager however cautioned members of the public to be extra vigilant and extra careful when boarding private or commercial buses.

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