The operatives of Speedy Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested three one-chance operators on the Third Mainland Bridge.
The robbers, John Akinyemi, 27; Paul Oliseh, 37 and Amos Williams, 12, had been arrested on Monday afternoon on the Third Mainland bridge after a chase by the Speedy Response Squad patrol staff monitoring Iyana-Oworo.
The policemen after being knowledgeable that the one-chance robbers had been working round the space, chased the bus, a Volkwagen Transporter with the registration quantity, AKD 562 XP to the bridge.
The robbers, after being double-crossed by the officers on the Third Mainland Bridge, deserted their car and had been fleeing on foot after they had been arrested.
One in all the robbers, who was later recognized as Junior, 19, was reportedly hit by dashing automobiles twice on the bridge earlier than leaping off into the Lagoon with the gang’s loot.
In keeping with the leaders of the gang, John Akinyemi, he confessed to the crime saying “there have been 4 of us. I used to be in control of calling the staff to work. It was our first journey for the day. We took 4 passengers in Property Bus Cease in Alapere. They had been going to Oshodi. We dispossessed them and dropped them off earlier than Iyana-Oworo one after the different.
We took their telephones and cash. We’ve been doing this for greater than three months. We promote the cell phones and jewellery, and we share the cash”.
One in all the victims, Semiu Oluwaseun, who alerted the RRS officers instantly he was thrown out of the shifting bus, stated the robbers collected his telephone and the sum of N500,000:00.
One other sufferer, Jamiu Ojuroye, who was robbed on Sunday, recognized John Akinyemi as the driver of the bus he was robbed in. He famous that he was robbed on Sunday night time and that the robbers staff took N150,000:00 from him earlier than threw him out of the dashing bus.
Ojuroye added that after fighting the robbers, they poured a peppery substance on his face, took his cash earlier than throwing him off round 8:00 p.m.
The robbers had been paraded immediately by Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, at the Command Headquarters.