A diehard traffic robber arrested by the Operatives of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) over the weekend has been slammed with a combined 17 months jail term by Magistrate Sakirat Obasa of the Lagos State Mobile Court, for two count charges of ‘Stealing’ and ‘Conduct Likely to Cause Breach of Public Peace’ punishable under Section 287 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.
The convict, Bashiru Muhammed ‘M’ (28yrs) of no fixed home address was arrested under the Ojota pedestrian bridge by the RRS team on routine surveillance patrol, after his gang violently, robbed and dispossessed a pedestrian of cash, Infinix android phone and handbag.
It will be recalled that complaints have been rife on the illicit activities of traffic robbers along the axis promoting an increased presence of the RRS teams around the route Ojota, Maryland, Ketu, Mile 12, China Town, Abiola Garden, and other black spot areas across the State.
Other members of their traffic robbery gang will not escape imminent arrest as credible intelligence is been gathered.
In a related development, one other suspect, namely, Lukmon Ojo ‘M’ (25yrs) who was also arrested over the weekend by the RRS monitoring team for loitering around ‘Abiola Garden’ was charged for Conduct Likely to Cause Breach of peace and sentenced to one-month imprisonment with N50,000 as an option of a fine today by same Magistrate Sakirat Obasa.