Sunday, 13 August 2017

RRS Nab Notorious 20 Year-Old Armed Robbery Suspect

A 20-year-old notorious armed robbery suspect, Ahmed Lateef, who has been on the wanted list of the Lagos State Police Command, was on Saturday morning arrested in Oshodi by men of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad, RRS, while returning from an all-night robbery operation in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Ahmed Lateef, a.k.a ‘Ajona’ who has been on the Police wanted list since April, 2017, for a robbery operation in Ejigbo area of Lagos, where two motorcycles and other personal effects were stolen by him and his gang, confessed to have participated in countless robbery operations in Lagos, Oyo and Ogun States. The suspect who is from Oshogbo, Osun State also added that he participates in two robbery operations twice a week in company of Enu-Ose, his other gang member.

Lateef, who is also an ex-convict disclosed that they went to Kuto area of Abeokuta, Ogun state to burgle a computer and phone retail outlet. He was arrested with a motorbike carrying the registration number of OGUN: MEK 339 WM, which he also confessed to have been stolen in Kuto, Abeokuta.

Lateef revealed that Enu-Ose, a member of his gang who is an indigene of Abeokuta, provided information to the gang about the computer dealing outlet and he also led three other suspects to the Ejigbo robbery, where they carted away two tricycles and two motorcycles amongst other personal effects.

When further quizzed, the 20-year-old suspect stated that for every stolen item such as jewelries, phones, motorcycles and latptos; there is always a ready buyer and that his robbery gangs usually hire metal cutters in Mushin for N10,000 per operation.

While pleading for mercy, he listed other gang members as Noah, Segun, Lekan, Ishan-Idi, Rilwan, Shile, Ege and Jandor while two of his gang members, Seyi Adebayo (26) and Saheed Funsho (23) alongside two receivers of stolen items have been moved to Lagos State Taskforce for prosecution.


Confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, stated that the Command would not relent on its efforts to ensure that Lagos is not a safe haven for criminals.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Lagos CP Warn Lagosians Against Jungle Justice

PRESS RELEASE 11/08/2017

Image may contain: one or more peopleIn the past few days, the Lagos State Police Command has recorded some incidents of jungle justice across the State.

2.            Recent cases are:
·         The incident of 8th August, 2017 at Ajala Bus-Stop, Ijaiye-Ojokoro where two (2) persons suspected to be Kidnapers/Ritualists were completely burnt, while some buildings were vandalized.

·         The incident of 10th August, 2017 at Ile-Zik Bus Stop, along Old Abeokuta Road, where mob attempted to carry out jungle justice on some destitute, suspected to be Ritualists/Kidnappers. This was prevented by quick intervention of the Police and Sister Security Agencies.

·         The incident of 11th August, 2017, where a destitute who appeared to be mentally deranged was set ablaze by mob on the allegation that he possessed a telephone.

3.            It is necessary to mention that in the course of the disdainful acts, vital evidence are destroyed. In addition, in the course of discharging its Constitutional responsibilities and prevent the barbaric act, Police officers were fatally wounded, while stones were hurled at them as well as Police Patrol Vans. However, a number of arrests were made in this regard.

4.            The foregoing has made it imperative that the general public be reminded of the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999) as amended which states thus:

·         “It shall be the duty of every citizen to respect the dignity of other citizens and the rights and legitimate interests of others and live in unity and harmony and in the spirit of common brotherhood”

·         “No person shall be subjected to torture or inhuman or degrading treatment”

Image may contain: 1 person, sitting5.            There is no justification for jungle justice on suspected persons. It is barbaric and uncivilized. It is a manifestation of the erosion of our moral values and a disregard to sanctity of human lives. It violates the rule of law and dents the image of the State. Above all, it is a violation of the law, and all those arrested in connection with the aforementioned cases will be made to face the full wrath of the law.

6.            The General public is advised to report any suspicious happening in their areas to the Police and other Security Agencies. The public is assured of the renewed commitment of the Police and other Security Agencies to prompt response to such reports. The public is also assured of renewed synergy amongst the institutions saddled with criminal justice administration towards ensuring quick dispensation of justice.

7.            The general public is therefore, strongly advised to desist from this unlawful and barbaric act. No effort will be spared in ensuring that lawful means are used to bring to justice, anyone who violates the law, please.

CP FATAI A. OWOSENI,
COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
LAGOS STATE COMMAND,

IKEJA.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

RRS Recovers AK-47 Nabs Robber


The operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command yesterday recovered an AK-47 assault rifle from three young men in Apapa Area of Lagos State just as it arrested a 23-year old bag snatcher on Friday in Alagbado during a botch operation.

The operatives, who were on routine patrol of Apapa sighted three young men carrying a bag at around 11:00 p.m on Friday.

The officers accosted the men but the suspects on sighting officers dropped the bag and fled the scene. A check on the content of the bag revealed an AK-47. No ammunition was found in the bag.

Meanwhile, the suspected okada robber, Ayobami Adedeji, was chased by the operatives on routine patrol of Kola Bus Stop, in Alagbado Area of Lagos, after snatching a hand bag around 10:00 p.m.

Adedeji, in company of an accomplice, who he referred to as Aboki, had on Monday night, operating with a motorcycle, snatched the hand bag of one Kudirat Oyebade at Kola Bus Stop.

The operatives who were close to the scene of the incident chased the motorcycle into the inner streets. One of the suspects was however arrested while the rider escaped abandoning his motor cycle.

Adedeji, who snatched the bag stated “I was a bus conductor. I went to Kotangoa market on Monday to meet Aboki about how to raise money for ourselves…. We have been together for a long time. At around 2:00 p.m. on Monday, we perfected the plan to operate together on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, but our focus were Adura and Council bus stops around Agbado areas of Lagos State. Our priorities were handbags and purses.”

“We had snatched two bags and my colleague was keeping the money before our last botched operation. This was our first time…. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t know RRS operatives were monitoring us. I snatched the bag and they chased us into the streets. My colleague escaped after abandoning his okada and I was arrested,” he continued.

He added, “I dropped out in SS1 after losing my mother. My father was just a ceremonial father. He never cared about me since the death of my mother. He never assisted me but I had to fend for myself after the death of my mother.”

The rifle has been deposited at the RRS Headquarters for further investigation while Adedeji has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti for further investigations.
RRS Recover

Sunday, 9 July 2017

RRS Arrest Two Ex-Convict After Robbing Truck Driver

The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested two suspected robbers who specialise in attacking and robbing motorists and commuters in Mile 2 area of Lagos State.

The suspects, Sunday Chukwunweike (26) and Emmanuel Friday (28), were arrested after mid-night on Mile 2 Bridge in Lagos after robbing a truck driver, Yinusa Salami. The duo robbed Yinusa, alongside two other accomplices, Silas and Sule, both still at large, of a sum of N45,000 and his mobile phone.

In his confession, one of the suspects, Emmanuel, a secondary school dropout who later became a bus conductor in the area said, “I was in the company of my friends when we saw the driver. He was coming from Apapa. He stopped on the bridge to pick somebody.

“It was the elderly ones among us that robbed him. I thought they were going to drop some money for us to eat when we approached him. It was Silas and Sule that dipped their hands in his pockets and brought out some money… They took the money and the phone and we went our way. They later told us that it was N40,000:00 they took in his pocket. Because they are stronger than us, they gave my colleague and I N10,000:00 to share…. We were hungry, that was what made us follow them. I took to the street after dropping out of school to fend for myself. Although, I have participated in so many crimes such as inter-group fight, hemp smoking, pick pocketing and the rest, I have never been involved in robbery or threatening people with gun or dangerous objects.”
 
Emmanuel added, “I have been to the prison twice. One in 2013 where I spent 7 months and also in 2016 where I bagged 3 months after engaging in street fighting…. Silas and Sule forcefully collected a sum of N45,000 from the truck driver and gave both me and Chukwunweike N10,000 as share from the loot. We went back to our usual joint before the truck driver led men of the Rapid Response Squad to arrest us.”

On his part, Chukwunweike, an ex-convict, confessed to the crime but blamed his wrong doing on the hard life which he had expose himself to on the street. “I came back from prison after spending 3 months but here I am again in another mess,” he said.

The truck driver, Yinusa Salami, stated that he stopped at the bridge to pick up his brother who was waiting for him there. “I was coming from Apapa and heading to Osun. I wanted to assist my brother who was equally going to Osun State. I got to the bridge and I alighted from the truck; that was when I saw four of them…. I was about giving them some money when they seized my arms, before dragging me to the ground and forcefully collected all the money in my pocket totalling N45,000 claiming they control the area and nothing can happen afterwards.

I approached men of RRS stationed at the other side of the bridge to report the incident. They followed me to track the boys. That was when we saw the two of them trying to split their own share of the money. They were arrested there but the other two guys escaped.”


The suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigations and prosecution.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Badoo: Police Arrest 87 Suspects, Declare 20 Wanted

In continuation of its clamp down on suspected Badoo members, Lagos State Police Command in collaboration with other security agencies and local security volunteers have arrested 87 suspected Badoo members while declaring 20 other people wanted in connection with activities of the group in Ikorodu.

The 87 suspected Badoo members were arrested in an all-night operation on their hideouts in Owutu and Odongunyan in Ikorodu.

Those declared wanted for cult related killings include: Moshood (a.k.a. Mosho); Alfa (a.k.a. King of Boys); Papa; Fela; Alakoto and Chukwudi.

The police also declared 14 others wanted for kidnapping in Ikorodu. They include: Agbara; O/C; Femi (a.k.a FM); Pencil, Odidan; Jaru; Allen; Bush; Happiness; Fagbo; Junior; Nuru and Jamiu.

The police called on the suspects to come out of their hideouts and report themselves to the nearest police station.

The Command equally advised members of the public with useful information on the suspects who are all residents of Ikorodu to assist the police.  

The raid was an extensive operation on the two areas - Odongunyan and Owutu. The operation was necessitated by more intelligence on the membership of the dreaded cult group and their mode of operations.

Before the operations, the police in conjunction with members of the Department of State Security Service, representatives of the Nigerian Army, Lagos Neighbourhood Security Corps and Odua Peoples’ Congress (OPC) met with herbalists and Babalawos in Ikorodu and its suburbs on the need to collaborate with the police to wipe out the cult group in Ikorodu.

Representing the Lagos State Police Commissioner, CP Fatai Owoseni at the meeting, Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Imohimi Edgal, warned the herbalists and Babalawo and local vigilantes to eschew jungle justice, stressing that the Command would not tolerate further excesses from the security stakeholders.

Edgal solicited for more information that would help the police to speedily end the activities of the group in the area.

The Police Commissioners later met with Obas and traditional rulers in Ikorodu.

Also involved in the exercise were the Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), ACP Olatunji Disu; Acting Area Commander, Ikorodu and all DPOs in Ikorodu among other senior police officers.


Sunday, 2 July 2017

Cable Theft: RRS Nabs Two

Operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command in separate incidences yesterday arrested two suspects over the vandalisation of cable and transformer.

The suspects, Oladele Elegbede, 54 and Andrew Onoriode 25, were arrested early in the morning by the operatives in Dopemu and Alausa area of the State with vandalised cable and transformer earth.

One of the suspects, a grandfather of three, Oladele Elegbede, who is a trained electrician, was arrested early Saturday morning by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad in Dopemu for vandalising transformer cables around 4:37 a.m. yesterday. He is from Ilaro, Ogun State.

Elegbede had a week before the incident stolen cables around the transformer, throwing the entire community into darkness.
 
Some of the residents of the area, who followed Elegbede to RRS Headquarters in Alausa, alleged that he was the one responsible for the vandalisation of the transformer cable on Monday.

Elegbede, who was caught with a cutting plier, confessed that he vandalised cables whenever he was broke. He added that he had sold vandalised cables in Railway Crossing more than seven times.

In his confession, he said “I was arrested around to 5:00 a.m. I went to that transformer to operate. I was there last week. I cut cable whenever I am broke. I have three grandchildren. My wife is dead…. The last cable I sold weighed one kilo. I was paid N1,500:00. I sold it at Oju Irin Pen Cinema. The one I just cut can fetch me N1,300:00.”
 
According to a scrap metal dealer who the suspect fingered as his buyer, Abdulsamod Yau, “I have bought cable from him (pointing to Elegbede) like seven times.”

The second cable thief, Andrew Onoriode, 25, who claimed to be a casual staff of Nigerian Bottling Company, Agidingbi plant in Ikeja was arrested behind Shoprite Ikeja with a freshly cut armoured cable believed to belong to the Lagos State Ministry of Works.

According to investigators, the cable was cut from the network supplying powers to some of the buildings around the Secretariat.

The two suspects have been transferred to the Lagos State Taskforce for prosecution.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

How I Shot A Policeman, Killed Two People In Cult Rivals – Suspect

Nurudeen Kazeem, the alleged robbery suspect, who was last week arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command over the shooting of an RRS police officer in LASU-Igando area, has confessed that he honed his shooting skills as a cultist.

Nurudeen, popularly known as “Onyabo”, 27, a trained tailor turned okada rider, was arrested last week by the Rapid Response Squad Decoy Team in connection with the shooting of an RRS officer investigating chains of robbery cases in LASU-Iba/Igando area.

Nurudeen had shot the officer in the leg while trying to dispossess a delivery man of some expensive phones that one of the gang members had ordered online for delivery at a specific address around LASU-Iba Road.

Onyabo, while confessing to the police stated that he shot the officer twice in the leg to avoid arrest.

 He added that he was trained to kill by cult members after his initiation into the Eiye Confraternity.

“I have killed two people in the past. One was to complement my initiation into Eiye Confraternity…. I was led to a beer parlour in LASU/Iyana-Iba axis, where I was showed a man to kill. I shot the guy there and I escaped. I killed another guy; after shooting at him, I also macheted the victim who was a member of an “Aye” confraternity in LASU/Iyana-Iba area,” he explained.

He stated further, “I and a friend of mine were forcefully initiated into Eiye Confraternity. We were asked by some guys to use our okada to take them to a naming ceremony…. Those guys changed the route after bringing out guns to scare us and led us into a bush where other innocent guys were to be initiated into the confraternity.

In the bush, they beat us mercilessly. That was how we were initiated. Since then, they armed me with gun and cartridges to kill people, particularly, rival cult members. It was while doing this that I was invited into robbery by Cali (Wilfred Ehis),” he disclosed.

He added: “he invited me to assist him in collecting phones from delivery men. He ordered the phone online, give them the delivery address and we ambush the delivery men and collect the phones at gun point.”

Wilfred Ehis, 30, was re–arrested by the operatives after the arrest of Nurudeen. According to investigations, he had been the brain behind several robberies in LASU/Iyana–Iba and Igando area.

Sources revealed that Ehis lodged and his gang members lodged in different hotels around the area.

Ehis, from whom a short gun was also recovered sometimes in April, 2017, in company of three other accomplices had confessed to the police that he hired Nurudeen Kazeem to help him rob delivery men of online shopped phones.

According to Nurudeen, “I have done this three times for Cali. I took the phones to him in his hotels where he stayed. The first operation, he gave me N60,000. The second, he gave me N50,000; and the third, N45,000. The fourth one was the one I shot the police officer…. I never knew he was a police officer.”

Arrested along with Kazeem were: Yusuph Bello, 33, the gang’s armourer from whom two guns and machetes were recovered; and Sunday Hassan, 26, the gang’s bike rider.


All the suspects have been transferred to the SARS office in Ikeja for further investigation.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

“We Sell Stolen Keke NAPEP For N75,000” – Suspect

Operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested an alleged member of a five-man gang that specializes in stealing tricycle, popularly known as ‘Keke NAPEP’, and motorcycles in the Lagos metropolis.

The suspect, Ekene Chukwuan, 21-year-old, was arrested in the early hours of Thursday after he and four other members of his gang broke into an apartment at 49, Falana Street, Iyana-Ejigbo Lagos, and carted away with one tricycle and one motorcycle at around 2:00 am.

Ekene, native of Enugu State, told the police during interrogation about how he was introduced into motorcycle and tricycle stealing business by his mentor named 'Alhaji'.

“I relocated from Amukoko to Ijora in search for greener pasture because I was told there is money in Ijora and Mushin. I work as a truck pusher at Ojuade market where I helped people convey their goods from one location to another before Alhaji told me to stop the work for better one.

“Alhaji told me he was called for a work by one 'Ajona’ and asked me if I will like to join in the job, promising me a better pay and less stress. I accepted Alhaji’s idea but didn’t know we are going for stealing,” he added.

“On getting to Ejigbo, Ajona who is the leader told us to stay in a place till night fall before entering into the apartment where we unchained a motorcycle and a tricycle. We put the motorcycle inside the tricycle while Ajona drove with two others in the tricycle.

“We were on our way when we met RRS men who stopped us but we refused to stop. So they (RRS) chased us. We were at full speed trying to escape when we crashed before taking to our heels, but the police caught me,” he confessed.

Ekene in his statement to the Police claimed, “we sell stolen Keke NAPEP between N75,000 to N80,000, while motorcycles are sold between N30,000 to N40,000.”

The owner of the motorcycle, Mr. Nduka Oyekachi Innocent, who was alerted of the theft and invited to RRS Office, said “I parked my tricycle in my compound at 49, Falana Street, Iyana-Ejigbo, and went to bed. I woke up the following morning only to discover that the keke was missing. I searched everywhere, including the drainages because I was so much devastated and worried about the debt and how to take care of my family. Immediately, I went to Ejigbo Police Station to report the incident before I was informed later that RRS officers have arrested one of the suspected thieves.”

Nduka, 31, noted that he wept like a baby on discovering that his keke was missing because he got the keke on hire-purchase from a businessman. He was to repay the sum of N1,000,000 within a period of one and half year according to the hire-purchase agreement he signed.

He explained further that, the businessman gave him the keke in February 2017 which he had just repaid N220,000 out the N1,000,000.

Recovered from the suspect were iron cutter, tricycle and motorcycle.


The suspect has been transferred to the Lagos Police State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Press Statement: Video Of Alleged Bomb Blast In Lagos

videoThe Lagos State Police Command would like to allay the fears of the general public with regards to the falsehood being circulated on the social media in respect of security situation at Mafoluku-Oshodi and environs.

Oshodi is relatively calm and not "boiling as being erroneously peddled. It is mischief and callousness to put people in fear.

Video footage being circulated to back the false information is that of the bomb incident around Banex Plaza, Abuja in 2014.

The Lagos State Police Command avail this opportunity to re-assure members of the public that we will continue to work in partnership with the good people of Lagos and other Security Agencies to ensure safety and security of life and properties.


Always remember to say something if you see something.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Slot Driver Elopes With N5.95m Worth Of Phones

One of the drivers of the popular Nigerian phone retail outlet, Slot Nigeria Limited, has been arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command over the diversion of N5.95 million worth of laptops, mobile phones and its accessories, just as it assisted in the recovery of N4,654,224 worth of goods from the suspect.

The suspect, Olumide Babajide, 42, from Kwara State, was tracked and arrested in Kaduna State, where he diverted the goods to after taking them from the Slot Nigeria Office based in Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos.

The driver, who was engaged in March, 2017, by the company, was directed to move the consignment to Slot Outlet in Victoria Island, Lagos in May 2, 2017, when the incident happened.

According to Olumide, a diploma in computer science holder, “I took the good from Slot’s outlet in Ikeja. I was to deliver it to another outlet in Victoria Island, Lagos, but instead I took the goods to Pam-Pam Hotel, Ikeja, while I returned the company’s Hilux car to R & S hotel, where we normally park the company’s vehicles.

videoThis wasn’t the first time I would be moving laptops, mobile phones and their accessories from one outlet to the other. Since I joined the company in March and I was assigned the job of a delivery man, it had been my idea to divert the goods and abscond.”

He continued, “as soon as it was 5:00 p.m. that very day, I took a drop from the hotel with the consignment to Ejigbo, where I boarded a Kaduna bound bus…. Before I got to Kaduna, I already contacted one of the buyers. She bought N1.4 million worth of phones, laptops and phone accessories while I also sold in unit to some other buyers as well.”


The suspect also disclosed during interrogation that he dashed out about 10 mobiles to passers-by. He also gave out two phones to a new mistress while he bought a Peugeot 206, 1999 model with new registration number DKA 859 KA, from the proceeds of his sales for N912, 000:00.


The father of three was also reported to have procured a 32 inch Samsung LCD for N62, 000:00 while lodging in a hotel abandoning his wife and children in the Kaduna.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

The Perfect Fraudster

Nothing in him betrays him as a fraud. His gait, complexion, dress sense, comportment, height, etc, they are all rolled into one, almost near perfect. He is the kind of guy any lady would die to have as a husband.

According to his buddies, he is Mr. Stainless, The CEO, but, Olaogun Tunde, is a complete fraud. Everything about him is fraud. His words, manner and actions all reek fraud. Saturday Sun, May 20, 2017, page 8, titled his story, “Evil Genius.”

Olaogun, 34, a microbiologist, a dismissed civil servant, was two weeks ago arrested by the officials of Rapid Response Squad. The officers acted on phone report to RRS Control Room of a fraud by one Mr Kelvin Oyenuga over the supply of 25 units of HP laptop to the Lagos State Ministry of Works, Alausa, through Olaogun Tunde.

Olaogun, through connections was linked up with Oyenuga for the supply of 25 laptops amounting to N4, 625,000.00. In making a N2.5m payment before delivery, Olaogun initiated a fake online transfer from a Keystone Bank to Oyenuga’s GTB account. He immediately showed a fake debit alert on his phone to Oyenuga. On delivery, the same day, he issued another dud cheque of N2.125m.

For more than two months, Olaogun employed one trick or the other to buy time for himself while he offered to a Lagos Island computer dealer, the 25 laptops he bought from Oyenuga at N150,000.00 each, a N35,000.00 short of the initial buying price.

To settle the case Oyenuga, Olaogun had requested RRS officers follow him to Lagos Island to retrieve the 25 laptops from the buyer. According to him, “I had an understanding with him. We retrieve the laptops. Once my LPO is ready, I would pay off the buyer”.

By the second day of investigation into the case, three fresh cases of fraud initiated by Olaogun Tunde had surfaced. The complaints were microfinance banks, who the suspect had used a Fake Bank Statements to secure loans amounting to N3.7m.

Coincidentally, a day later, two ex-girlfriends of Olaogun were at RRS’s headquarters. They alleged that the suspect took N750,000 in October, 2016 and N500,000 in April 2017 from them to help them get a Toyota Matrix and a Nigerian used car. And, as typical of him, Olaogun had regaled them with endless stories – no car, no money.

Image may contain: 1 person, sitting, eyeglasses and sunglassesHis latest girlfriend whose red Toyota Corolla he borrowed for his fraudulent transactions, Dunni Anifowoshe, 29, disclosed that the suspect was dismissed from the Lagos State Ministry of Environment, Alausa, in 2015.

Olaogun, while explaining the circumstance said he used the name of his Ministry to facilitate the procurement of vehicles at Affordable Cars without the knowledge of the State Government. When he couldn’t pay for the cars, it became a crisis that cost him his job.

Before Olaogun Tunde case was transferred to the State CID, Panti, Yaba, two other microfinance banks had filed in fresh petition of N1.5 million and N4 million respectively against him.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

RRS Rescues Boys Fleeing Abuja, Reunites Them With Parents

The operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command on Monday last week rescued two teenagers fleeing the Abuja abodes of their parents and re-united them with the parents on Friday.

The teenagers, Chidubem Amaechi, 13, and Chinedu Onyebuchi, 13, were rescued by the RRS operatives on Monday morning after alighting from an Abuja bus at Ojodu-Berger, Lagos.

The teenagers were sighted by the officers wandering around Ojodu-Berger before they were invited for questioning.

The children had lied to the officers during interrogations that they were kidnapped and blindfolded before they were driven to Lagos by their abductors.

They added that they escaped from their abductors while they (the abductors) were sleeping under the bridge before Ogun-Lagos long bridge.

Inquisitive, the officer moved the boys to the RRS Headquarters, where an investigation into their kidnapping was launched immediately.

While the investigations were on, officers suspected the children were lying about the kidnapping story. Their parents, who have been looking for the boys in Abuja since Sunday, May 14, 2017, were shocked when contacted that their children were in custody of Rapid Response Squad, Lagos.

It took three days of questioning before, Chidubem Amaechi opened up that he and Chinedu Onyebuchi connived to leave Abuja because of the poor states of their parents.

According to Amaechi, “we noticed that our parents were suffering in order to take of care us. We decided to come to Lagos and work for sometimes. Whatever we were able to raise in six months, we would handover to our parents for them to start business.

We realised that the hardship was too much and that we would be helping them if we leave our families in Abuja in search of better opportunities in Lagos, he stressed.

Amaechi added, I brought my N4,200:00 savings while Chinedu added N500 as transport fare to Lagos. We were already in Lagos before we realised that we were simply being stupid. We were wandering about when the officer invited us for questioning”.

The Commander, Rapid Response Squad, ACP Olatunji Disu, who received the parents of the teenagersJj on the fifth day of being in the Command’s custody in his office, appealed to parents and guardian to monitor and take good care of their wards.


The boys were re-united and released to their parents on Friday after they had promised not to repeat their actions again.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Baby Sold For N250,000, RRS Arrest Mother

A 22 year old lady along with six other suspects have been arrested by the Decoy Team of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos Police Command over the sale of a day old baby for the sum of N250,000:00.

The lady, Miss Onyinyechi Osoneye, was arrested on Wednesday by the operatives who were working on a two month intelligence gathering over the sale of a baby to Mr and Mrs John Chukwu of 34, Odeleye Aina Street, Okota, Lagos.

In an interrogation, Onyinyechi confirms the sale of the baby with the conniver of her mother, Mrs. Joy Osoneye who helped her with tricks to conceal the pregnancy from her father knowing her father’s strict position on having a child out of wedlock.

It was further revealed that the man who impregnated her had on being informed of the pregnancy denied the paternity of the baby.

Investigation by the RRS decoy team revealed that Onyinyechi was admitted to a Hospital in Ikota, Lekki-Ajah Expressway, where Mrs. Glory Ehinmi, 35, delivered the lady of a baby boy on March 1st, 2017. The baby was immediately transferred to Peculiar Hospital in Orile.

 RRS decoy team recorded when Onyeyechi was arrested that she had denied the fact that she was pregnant and sold her baby. She was reported to have thereafter burst into tears on further interrogations.

She disclosed that Mrs. Glory Ehinmi took the baby from her at the point of delivery and gave him to Mrs. Prisca Okocha, 45, her sister and the owner of Peculiar Hospital, Orile, who offered Onyinyechi’s mother N250,000.

RRS findings during the course of investigation show that Mrs. Prisca Okocha thereafter contacted Mrs. Regina Anyanwu, 59, who subsequently brought the buyers, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Nwata.

Mrs. Okocha confessed to investigators that she sold the baby for N850, 000 but gave the mother N250, 000.

It was further learnt that the buying couples who were desperately in need of a child organised a huge party to celebrate the baby’s arrival.
Mrs. Nwata was reported to have stayed away from the residence of his husband while the search for a baby was going on. She own up to the investigation that she had been pretending to be pregnant each and every time she went to the husband house.

Mrs. Glory Ehinmi during interrogation disclosed that what she did to Onyinyechi was a favour. She added that the idea to conceal the baby was enough to suffocate the baby. She pointed out that she enrolled her for antenatal and fed her till she was delivered of the baby.

Efforts to arrest the man who impregnated Onyinyechi, her mother and father proved abortive as they were reported to be on the run.

The Lagos Police Command PRO, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole advised people to be wary of the kind of hospital they patronize. He prompts the general public to disclose a timely information on hospitals where such act are being carried out in the state.


The baby has been handed over to the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs while five suspects have been transferred to Gender Office, State Headquarters, Ikeja, for further investigations.

Monday, 8 May 2017

RRS Nabs Suspected Uber Taxi Hijacker

The operatives of Rapid Response Squad posted to Oshodi-Oke on early Friday morning foiled an UBER taxi hijack by three armed robbers with the arrest of one suspect.

The suspect, Emmanuel John Ugbomah, 37, from Ndukwa, Delta State, was arrested in Oshodi Oke at 12:30 a.m. He was arrested while trying to escape after a botched attempt to hijack an uber taxi, a black Toyota Corrolla 2009 model, belonging to one Adebisi at Oshodi-Oke, Lagos.

The suspect, in company of two other accomplices had boarded Adebisi's uber taxi in Lekki. They reportedly told the victim they were going to Oshodi, to which he charged them N4,000. But on getting to Ikoyi, the trio told the driver to head to Dolphin where they said they were going to pick a lady friend.

According to Adebisi, “two of them came down from the vehicle and some minutes later they were back saying that the female friend was not going to join them and that he should keep driving to Oshodi-Oke…. When I was about to climb the Oshodi - Oke Bridge, one of them grabbed me from the back seat, another closed my mouth with his hand.

He continued, “A gun-like object was pointed at my head and they were shouting that I should come down and come to the back seat…. immediately I unbuckled the seat belt and opened the door, I saw some RRS policemen at the front. I screamed robbers! robbers! and ran towards them…. They immediately swung to action after I explained to them that my car was about to be stolen. They ran towards the direction of my car. They apprehended one but two escaped.”

The victim claimed his Tecno C8 phone and a sum of eighty thousand naira were missing by the time he was composed.

 He identified Ugbomah as one of the suspect.

The suspect claimed he was an automobile mechanics and was on his way from Lekki to Oshodi after he had gone to fix a broken down vehicle for a customer when he was apprehended by the police at some minutes past midnight.

Recovered from him at the point of arrest were charms, master key and a pistol shaped device.

Sources disclosed that preliminary investigations revealed that Ugbomah was not at his workshop at Marwa in Lekki as he told police in his statement. The source added that further investigations indicated that he has not been to his workshop since mid-March 2017.


The suspect has been transferred to Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja for further investigations.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Man Impersonates Police In Oshodi, Makes Arrests

The operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a man for impersonating Nigerian Police and extorting people in Oshodi.

The suspect, Gregory Anyasodo, 47, from Owerri North, Imo State, was arrested on Thursday after stealing N125,000 from one of his victims, a trader in Oshodi.

The unsuspecting victim, Mrs Emmanuella Joseph, had approach RRS officials stationed in Oshodi to report Anyasodo’s threat to arrest her and the confiscation of her hand bag containing N125,000.

A search around the area led to the arrest of Anyasodo and the recovery of a radio that appeared a walkie-talkie and a Police Identity Card, which portrayed him as an Inspector with Force number 14873, attached to Lagos Taskforce and Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

Confirming the crime, the suspect acknowledged seizing the traders bag but did not steal her money as alleged by the victim.

“I have been in the trade since December 2016. I came to Lagos before Christmas in preparation for The Lord’s Chosen convention in Lagos, which was held in February 2017 at Ijesha…. My early coming for the programme was for me to seize that opportunity to look for job in Lagos. When I couldn’t get a job, I ventured into impersonating the police,” he explained.

He stated further, “I have been arrested six times in Owerri for impersonation. I have impersonated WAEC and JAMB officials. I have been arrested thrice by Shell Camp police, Owerri for impersonation…. I am a father of six. I left my wife with six children when I was coming to Lagos. I have been sleeping in hotels since I got to Lagos.

“Occasionally, people allow me to sleep on the balconies and corridors of their house after I had convinced them that am a stranger. I make between N10,000 to N15, 000 daily parading myself as police officer and extorting innocent people…. What I do is move closer to them and tell them, mostly traders. I show them my identity card and I threatened to invite my colleagues if they failed to settle me. I collect the money and I move away,” he stated.


“I am sorry, I have not sent a dime to my wife in Owerri to take care of the six children I left in her possession but occasionally, I call her. I thought of impersonating police because it would fetch me more money,” he confessed.

Also arrested with Anyasodo were the graphic artist who designed Police Identity Card for him and the owner of the business centre.


The three suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba.