LASTMA apprehend two members of ‘one chance’ robbery gang




By Eniola Daniel

Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), yesterday, apprehended two suspected members of an armed robbery team (locally referred to as ‘one chance’), at Jubilee Bridge, around the Abule-Egba area of Lagos.

Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment, Adebayo Taofiq, confirmed that the suspects were apprehended alongside their operational vehicle, a ‘T4’ commercial bus (APP 406 YE) at the U-turn area of Abule-Egba.

A third accomplice, who was carrying a Point of Sale (PoS) machine, escaped before the arrival of police officers. Taofiq said: “Preliminary investigations revealed that they were the notorious ‘one-chance’ armed robbery gang terrorising the entire Abule-Egba and environs.

“Investigation further revealed that they were being chased by members of the public who noticed that a victim that had been robbed was pushed out from the bus.

“They drove recklessly to evade arrest before they were eventually caught by LASTMA officials managing traffic around the Abule-Egba axis.

“The two suspects were later handed over to police officers of the Ile-Epo Division for further investigation.”


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