Crime Watch

Armed robber who disguises as ‘madman’ to rob victims apprehended in Lagos

The Lagos state police has arrested a suspected armed robber, Olaseinde Ojo, who dresses as a mentally unstable person to allegedly rob and abduct unsuspecting victims.

Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi announced the arrest in a statement issued on Thursday March 14, 2024.

He also said another arrest was made in the Federal Capital Territory when police operatives patrolling that axis intercepted a motorcycle rider in possession of a locally made pistol and some fake dollars.

According to the statement: “The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force in their quest to tackle crimes and criminality across the country have once again recorded milestone achievements in various areas. It is our responsibility as the lead Security Agency in Nigeria to update the public of our efforts to curb the menace of crimes in our society, and also educate Nigerians on the series of antics adopted by Criminals so as to guide against them

For instance, our operatives in Lagos State and FCT Command, having intensified their operational strategies, have successfully arrested several criminals connected to atrocious crimes. Among these is the arrest of one Olaseinde Ojo ‘m’, a suspected armed robber and kidnapper at Post Office, Isokoko who disguises as a lunat!c to get close to his victims and rob or kidnap them”.

Muyiwa added; “Operatives of the FCT command on stop at search duty around Taxi Park area, Abuja, accosted a motorcycle carrying 3 passengers one Usman Musa ‘m’ and 2 others, and found in their possession a locally fabricated Beretta pistol with 11 rounds of live ammunition. Search conducted in their premises also led to recovery of $5,800 fake dollar notes and other incriminating items.

Amid rising concerns about personal safety, the Nigeria Police urges citizens to remain vigilant and prioritize their security. With recent reports highlighting various incidents, including thefts, defilement, and assault, it’s essential for individuals to take proactive measures. These include being sensitive to their surroundings, especially in unfamiliar areas, and avoiding isolated or poorly lit places, particularly at night.

Moreover, members of the public are encouraged to keep their belongings secure and to report any suspicious activities to the authorities promptly. By staying alert and cautious, everyone can play a role in fostering a safer society for all, and we will not fall into the antics of the criminals.”