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Police Nab 3 Motorcycle Snatchers In Lagos

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Adekunle James

OPERATIVES of Nigeria Police have arrested three suspected armed robbers that specialise in snatching motorcycles in Ipaja area of Lagos State and environs have been arrested by the police.

The suspects, Lateef Adeleke, 23; Lekan Bashiru, 23, and Chinedu Uzozie, 21 were arrested after they attacked a motorcyclist.

Police sources said the suspects waylaid the commercial motorcyclist identified as Saheed Oloyo in Ipaja area, weekend, macheted the commercial motocyclist on the head and disappeared with the motorcycle, a Bajaj with number plate KRD 310 QH while the victim was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

It was also reported that few minutes after the attack, the police at Ipaja was contacted and the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Tokunbo Abaniwodo, led her team to the scene after which they went on the trail of the fleeing robbers.

Luckily, their efforts paid off after they traced the suspects to Fagebemi area and arrested them.

One of the suspects was said to have hidden in a septic tank before police fished him out.

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