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Drama as Sanwo-Olu arrests suspected robbers on Lagos highway

By Taye Ige

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has on Monday, July 12, reportedly apprehended three persons for attempting to rob a motorist on a highway in Lagos state.

The incident reportedly occurred on Monday, when the governor was passing through the Ojota highway.

The suspects were said to be attempting to dispossess a motorist of his vehicle, when the convoy of the governor arrived the scene.

“The war against criminality in Lagos State has gone a notch higher as the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, personally arrested a gang of suspected criminals, which specialises in harassing motorists and road users in traffic,” a statement issued on Monday by the state read, “The gang of suspected criminals met their waterloo Monday morning while attempting to unleash terror on a motorist around Ojota in-bound Alausa. Help however came for the motorist as Governor Sanwo-Olu’s convoy approached the scene to rescue him from the three machete-wielding criminals who were at the time, trying to forcefully drag him out of his vehicle.


“The security personnel attached to the Governor swooped on the suspects, retrieved the dangerous weapons from them and arrested the three of them.”

In photos of the incident released by the state, the governor is seen addressing the robbers, before they are taken away by security operatives.

Drama as Sanwo-Olu arrests suspected robbers on Lagos highway
Drama as Sanwo-Olu arrests suspected robbers on Lagos highway

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