Police nab 2 suspected traffic robbers. in Lagos
The Lagos State Police Command have arrested two suspected traffic robbers who have been terrorising motorists in the Iganmu /Ijora Badia area of the state.
The Command’s Spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest on Monday.
Hundeyin said that the suspects were tracked through their mobile phones, which fell off from the pocket of one of the suspects while escaping initial arrest.
He however stated that a resident raised an alarm about the suspects’ activities on Saturday, at 2.00 p.m, after a group of hoodlums, numbering about 10, pounced on him and robbed him of N30,000, while he was fixing his car under the Iganmu Bridge.
Hundeyin said that the alarm attracted the attention of the police surveillance team of Ijora Badia Police Division and a vigilance group on Moshood Abiola Way, Ijora, while the robbers ran off, with the police in hot pursuit.
According to him, “the combined team moved swiftly to the scene and the suspects escaped. The operatives, however, recovered one Botel Phone, weeds suspected to be Indian Hemp at the scene.
“Later, on Sunday, at about 10.00 a.m., operatives were able to track down the duo Adamu Abdullahi, 28, and Adam Mohammed, 19, who were the ring leaders of the gang.
The two suspects
“It was discovered that Adamu Abdullahi is the owner of the recovered phone. Suspects confessed to the crime and the victim also identified them,” he said.
Hundeyin said that police were yet to arrest other members of the gang, Further investigation still ongoing.
IGP reactivates data base of Police personnel nationwide.
The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Olukayode Egbetokun, has ordered the reactivation of the Police data system to capture details of all serving police personnel in the country.
IGP Kayode Egbetokun
The police Smartforce Database System was introduced to ease administration, tracking, postings, transfers and other issues relating to each personnel.
The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said that the reactivation of the database was part of the I-G’s digitisation of police duties.
“The main objective of the database is to tremendously enhance competence and effective service delivery in all areas of policing, especially, in the smooth administrative management of the Nigeria Police Force.
“The system, which is integrated with modern technology and state of the art appliances, will reduce reliance on manual and burdensome traditional administrative methods,” he added.
He said the I-G reiterated his vision for a police driven by cutting-edge technology and artificial intelligence in its duties.
The I-G, therefore, ordered immediate commencement of the digitisation process across all commands and formations for timeous upgrade and operation of the system. He said that all officers should enroll at their various commands and formations.