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Police arrest 5 traffic robbers during #EndSARS protest

- From Eugene Agha, Lagos

Five robbery suspects, who allegedly wanted to hide under the cover of the ongoing EndSARS protest to rob people in traffic, have been arrested.

The suspects, Olasunkami Oyewole, Quadri Lawal, Abraham Olateju, Tunde Bello and Olagoke Adewole, were arrested at Ketu area of Lagos.

The Lagos State Commission­er of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who made this known, yesterday, said the command has set machinerie­s in motion to go after the traffic robbers who harass and rob innocent Lagosians in traffic.

He said the five suspected robbers were nabbed by police operatives attached to Ketu Division after they robbed two men at Ketu end of the Lagos/Ibadan expressway.

Odumosu, who also used the opportunit­y to address some officers at the command headquarte­rs, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, in preparatio­n for police operationa­l activities during the ember months, charged them to go after criminals and not innocent young Nigerians.

He told the officers to brace up and provide adequate security for all and sundry despite the ongoing protests across the state.

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