COURT SENTENCES TRAFFIC ROBBER TO TWO YEARS IN JAIL
A traffic robbery suspect arrested by the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) over the weekend was today sentenced to two years imprisonment.
The traffic robber, Lookman Ojo (25) was arrested early Friday morning at Ojota under bridge where he along with an accomplice were dispossessing a car driver of their belongings.
Ojo, who was arrested by the RRS Decoy Team in September 2021 for traffic robbery around Alapere, inward Ogudu was re – arrested two weeks after regaining freedom.
Ojo in his confession stated apart from robbing occupants of flashy cars in traffic, he along with his colleagues rob in Ojota, Mile 12 and Ketu, noting that there are many of them in the area.
“We collect money from trucks carrying goods, rich men and women as well as people with flashy cars. Early in the morning and in the evening, many of us come to Ojota and Ketu to rob. I am not the only one. Many of us do it, we are just trying to survive”.
The primary school dropout disclosed that he learnt welding for 17 years and he was in Lagos to source for money for working tools and freedom.
“I do bus conductor and whenever I have no bus to work with I beg for money in traffic”, he stated.