Monday, 27 February 2017

RRS Arrests 12 Highway Armed Robbers in Lagos


The Operatives of Rapid Response Squad attached to the Lagos State Police Command have apprehended 12 suspects over an attempted murder of a tanker escort and diversion of a 45,000-litre diesel-laden truck as well as the diversion of 410 bags of flour.

According to the RRS, the incident occurred on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 when the truck with registration number ENU 751 XH conveying 45,000 litres of diesel from a depot in Delta State was hijacked.

During the process, the suspects hit the truck pilot, Tunji Ajayi, with hammer at the back of the head and threw him into a ditch.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, on hearing of the incident directed that the police swing into action immediately, noting that crime has no jurisdiction.

All the suspects have since been arrested and transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti.
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