Yusuf Lammeed, a known Okada robber who specializes in robbing unsuspecting members of the public throughout the State, was apprehended by members of The Lagos State Taskforce in the early hours of the day.
The suspect, who was with two other people who are now on the run, was apprehended by Taskforce members when they attempted to rob a woman who was waiting for a bus at the Ikeja Along bus stop on Friday at 5:30 a.m.
The woman’s call for help when the suspects approached her attracted the officers on patrol along the axis, starting a heated pursuit that resulted in one of them falling off the bike and being captured.
While confessing to the crime at the Taskforce Headquarters in Bolade Oshodi, the suspect revealed that he and his other gang members, Tribunal and Abbey of Mushin, have been into the business for over six months.
He disclosed that the ban on the operations of Okada in the State had made the business a lot more difficult, but they still carry out operations at intervals to steal phones and sell to their dealers in Mushin popularly known as Segun Scatter, Steven Memory, Kalimantan and Ejo.
Speaking on the arrest, The Chairman of the Agency CSP Shola Jejeloye said that the Agency would do all within its power to ensure that crime will continually be made to be unlucrative for anyone still involved in it.
“Crime is not 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 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.