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Lagos Taskforce arrests notorious Okada robber



Chairman of the Lagos State Taskforce, CSP Shola Jejeloye
  • We will make crime unlucrative, unattractive – Jejeloye
  • Vows to fish out other criminals for prosecution in the state

The Lagos State Taskforce has arrested one notorious motorcycle robber, Yusuf Lammeed, who specialises in robbing people in the early hours of the day across various parts of the state.

The suspect who was accompanied by two accomplices currently on the run, was arrested by the taskforce while they were trying to rob a lady who stood at a bus stop at Ikeja Along waiting for a bus at about 5:30am on Friday.

The lady, who screamed after she was approached by the suspects alerted the officers on patrol along the axis and they immediately went on a hot pursuit which subsequently led to the arrest of the robber.

While confessing to the crime at the Taskforce Headquarters in Bolade, Oshodi, the suspect revealed that himself and his gang members, Tribunal and Abbey of Mushin, have been in business for over six months.

He disclosed that the ban on the operations of Okada in Lagos had made the business a lot more difficult but they still carried out their operations, robbing commuters of their phones which they sold to dealers in Mushin especially Segun Scatter, Steven Memory, Kalimantan and Ejo.


Speaking on the arrest, chairman of the Taskforce, CSP Shola Jejeloye said that the agency would do all within its power to ensure that crime will continually be made unlucrative for anyone still involved in it.

“Crime is not a career. We have made several efforts in the past and will intensify the efforts to ensure criminal elements in the state either flee from here or turn over a new leaf. We will be all out in 2023 to achieve our mandate of zero tolerance to criminality in the State.

Jejeloye urged miscreants, traffic offenders, environmental offenders, car snatchers, burglars, pickpockets, one-chance operators, etc to have a rethink this year or they will have themselves to blame at the end of the day.

He appealed to residents to report any criminal activities around them to the nearest police station or to the agency.

Jejeloye assured Lagosians that a crack team had been assigned to fish out the other gang members who fled the scene of arrest and also apprehend the buyers of their loot. The suspect arrested will be charged to court accordingly.

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