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Court Jails Traffic Robber For 2 years In Lagos

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A traffic robbery suspect arrested by the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) was on Tuesday sentenced to two years imprisonment.

The traffic robber, Lookman Ojo (25) was arrested early Friday morning at Ojota under bridge where he along with an accomplice were dispossessing a car driver of his belongings.

Ojo, who was first arrested by the RRS Decoy Team in September 2021 for traffic robbery around Alapere, inward Ogudu was re- arrested two weeks after regaining freedom.

In his confession, Ojo stated that apart from robbing occupants of flashy cars in traffic along with his colleagues in Ojota, Mile 12 and Ketu axis, there are many of them in the area.

“We collect money from trucks carrying goods, rich men and women as well as people with flashy cars. Early in the morning and in the evening, many of us come to Ojota and Ketu to rob. I am not the only one. Many of us do it, we are just trying to survive,” he said.

The primary school dropout disclosed that he learnt welding for 17 years and came to Lagos to source for money to buy working tools and for freedom.

“I do bus conductor and whenever I have no bus to work with I beg for money in traffic,” he stated.

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