Suspected traffic robbers arrested for assaulting DPO in Lagos

By Innocent Raphael

Three suspects have been apprehended in connection with the assault on Chief Superintendent Abaniwonda Tokunbo, the District Police Officer (DPO) of Alausa Division, at the Otedola Bridge in Alausa Ikeja, Lagos State.

The incident, which occurred on April 9th around 11 p.m., involved the suspects wielding cutlasses and attacking the DPO, stealing her Samsung S22 phone.

“On 9th April 2024, at about 23:00 hours, while on a sting operation to Otedola Bridge, Alausa Ikeja, Lagos State, a gang of three armed robbers surfaced from their criminal hideout and suddenly attacked the DPO Alausa division with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons, and they made away with her Samsung S22 phone”, the source said.

According to police sources, the suspects, identified as Tochuckwu Nonso, Chidera Christopher, and Richard Etim, fled the scene after the attack.

However, intelligence reports led authorities to locate them hiding at a hotel in Akute, Ajuwon area of Ogun State on April 13th.

The anti-crime team swiftly moved in and arrested Nonso and Christopher, recovering exhibits from them.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident, stating that the gang leader, Nonso, had been involved in robberies on Otedola Bridge for five years, frequently changing accomplices.

“The incident is true. Further investigation revealed that the ring leader had been robbing on the Otedola Bridge for the past five years, changing his boys every now and then. The stolen items have also been recovered”, he stated.

In a related development, two other notorious traffic robbers, Olumide Oladiji and Lekan Ibrahim, were arrested in the Agungi Lekki area of Lagos State, according to sources.

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