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Police arrest traffic robber posing as beggar in Lekki

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The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday announced it has arrested a suspected traffic robber, identified simply as Ali, in the Lekki area of the state.

According to the Command’s spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, the “notorious traffic robber was arrested in the Ikate area of Lekki” on Tuesday while engaging in “his nefarious activities through the combined efforts of residents and the police.”

“Preliminary investigation so far reveals that the suspect, who posed as a beggar on the Lekki-Epe Expressway, terrorised unsuspecting motorists and robbed them of their cash and valuables under the threat of violence,” Hundeyin said in a statement.

Likewise, Lekki Concession Company Limited in a statement revealed its involvement in apprehending the suspect.

According to Veronica Jacob, the head of LCC’s Corporate Affairs, Communications & Marketing department, an intelligence report that the department had received helped in the suspect’s arrest.

Jacob said, “The Chief Security Officer of the LCC, Solomon Tolafari, received reports from a retired Colonel of the Nigerian Army to the state governor on the nefarious activities of a man posing as a beggar who then attacks and relieves unsuspecting motorists of their valuables in the state.”

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