Police in Lagos said it has in their custody two suspected members of a serial motorcycle snatching Syndicate.
The suspects were said to have been arrested by Operatives of the police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on May 8, 2022, in Park View Estate, Ikoyi area of Lagos and a snatched motorcycle recovered from them.
The arrested two male Motorcycle robbers were identified as 25 years old Ayo Taiwo and Jude Prince Ovat, aged 21, were arrested at about 2300hrs after they dispossessed a motorcycle rider of his motorcycle , while their gang member, Daniel Chibuike escaped.
Police Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects Prince Ovat and Chibuike Daniel boarded the motorcycle from Obalande to Parkview Estate, Ikoyi where Ayo Taiwo was waiting for them.
On arriving the destination, Chibuike Daniel hit the rider on the head with a wheel spanner and dispossessed him of his motorcycle. People around the area who witnessed the rather quick incident raised the alarm which drew the attention of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) officers on patrol in the area.
The suspects who confessed to have stolen several motorcycles in similar manner disclosed that they sold each stolen motorcycle for One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N150,000).
According to the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, has directed the Commander RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, to transfer the suspects and exhibit to the CP’s Special Squad for further investigation that would lead to the arrest of the fleeing gang member, their possible criminal receiver(s); and eventually prosecution.