Traffic robbers attack Lagos motorists in police presence

Motorists have cried out over traffic robberies in Lagos State as hoodlums reportedly attack commuters at night and in broad daylight arounf Ojota-Ketu-Mile 12 axis manned by police.

NEWSCASTARS.COM gathered from Sunday PUNCH that in some cases, the thugs forcefully demand money from drivers with a threat to attack them if they fail to accede to their demand.

Narrating a victim experience, the publication said the hoodlums has knocked windscreen and vehemently asked the driver to give him money but the latter resisted. As the thug attempted to bring out a weapon, the driver, quickly handed a naira note to him. He fled into the lawn afterwards.

Meanwhile it’s reported that a cluster of policemen and their vans were stationed some metres away from the spot where the incident happened.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the command was addressing the menace by intensifying security across the state and raiding criminal hideouts.

He said, “Security has been beefed up in the area (Ojota) and other parts of the state. The Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has directed all the Area Commanders, DPOs, tactical teams and other field commanders to provide watertight security in every part of the state before, during and after the Christmas and beyond.”

“In compliance with the directive, the officers have increased the presence of policemen through proactive and visibility policing as well as raids of criminal hideouts.”

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