Despite being fortified with charms from ‘village people,’ traffic robber falls into the hands of RRS police in Lagos

A traffic robber arrested by the Decoy Team of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in a sting operation around Otedola Bridge and Ojodu–Berger has disclosed that his father fortified him with charms before he left the village for Lagos.

The convicted robber, Samuel Adetomi, 18, was arrested at Otedola Bridge by the RRS team in traffic last Friday.

He was in the company of about four other suspects trying to rob a motorist when the arrest was made.

While his suspected accomplices who sighted the plain cloth officers on time escaped, Adetomi couldn’t make out of the scene on time, hence, his arrest.

It took more than six police officers to subdue and handcuff him at the scene.

He revealed that he sells bottled water in traffic and rob at night, adding that he sleeps under Ojodu–Berger footbridge at night.

He added that the several diagonal incisions all over his body as well as the ring found on his toe were part of the fortification with charms his father made him go through before leaving Abeokuta for Lagos.

The operation that led to the young man’s arrest was part of the festive period’s sting operation ordered by Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi in selected spots within the metropolis, to stem the incidences of traffic robbery.


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