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Lagos police nab notorious traffic robber posing as beggar

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The Lagos State Police Command has apprehended a notorious traffic robber identified as Ali in the Ikate area of Lekki.

The suspect, who posed as a beggar on the Lekki-Epe Expressway, was arrested on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, through the collaborative efforts of vigilant residents and the police.

According to the force spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin in a statement on Wednesday, Ali terrorized unsuspecting motorists on the busy expressway, robbing them of their cash and valuables under the threat of violence.

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“A notorious traffic robber, one Ali ‘m’, has been arrested in the Ikate area of Lekki, Lagos State.

“The suspect was arrested while carrying out his nefarious activities on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, through the combined efforts of residents and the police.

“Preliminary investigation so far reveals that the suspect who posed as a beggar on Lekki-Epe Expressway, terrorized unsuspecting motorists and robbed them of their cash and valuables under the threat of violence

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“The suspect will be arraigned contingent on the outcome of the investigation,” Hundeyin stated.

In a related development on the same day, Oladimeji Hassan was arrested in the Berger area of the state by officers of the Ojodu Police Division.

Hassan was found in possession of a locally made gun and twenty-five live cartridges. An ongoing investigation is being conducted into the case of the 27-year-old suspect.

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