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LAGOS: RSS nabs teen third time for traffic robbery

TEENAGER, Sodiq Abubakar, arrested by the operatives of the State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have confessed that he went into robbery again to raise funds to offset the debt he incurred after his release from one of the Correctional Centres (prison) four weeks ago.

Abubakar, 18, was arrested by a patrol team of the RRS around 8:00 p.m. on Friday in Ketu shortly after using an unidentified object to threaten a motorist, and thereafter dispossessed him of his N7,000 in Ketu traffic.

He explained that he borrowed some money shortly after his release from the correctional centre to procure drugs.

He added that when his creditor became too persistent, hence he resorted to traffic robbery to rake up money to offset the debt.

Working with an accomplice identified as Ahmadu, now at large, Abubakar stated they threatened to smash the side glass of their victim if he failed to release the money in his pockets. He added that their victim coughed up N7,000, which they shared immediately.

 While pleading for clemency, he pointed out that he was released from correctional centre four weeks ago after being arrested by officers of Rapid Response Squad (RRS). He noted that he met Ahmadu at Otedola Bridge and they decided to rob in traffic. Their victim had immediately alerted RRS officers close to the scene and arrested him not far from the spot while Ahmadu escaped.

 According to his profile released by the Decoy Team of RRS, he was arrested in Ketu for traffic robbery on June 16, 2021 and he was sentenced to three-month imprisonment. On September 19, 2021, he was arrested for the second time in Alapere for traffic robbery by the RRS patrol team but transferred to Alapere Divisional Police for prosecution.

Abubakar was sentenced to two weeks imprisonment having spent some weeks in prison. He was released four weeks before his third arrest near Ojota Bridge. He has been charged to court on the directive of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu.

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