The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a suspected traffic robber, identified simply as Ali, in the Lekki area of the state.

Benjamin Hundeyin, the state’s public relations officer, announced on Wednesday that the “notorious traffic robber, one Ali’m’, was arrested in the Ikate area of Lekki” on Tuesday while engaging in “his nefarious activities through the combined efforts of residents and the police.”


“Preliminary investigation so far reveals that the suspect, who posed as a beggar on the Lekki-Epe Expressway, terrorized unsuspecting motorists and robbed them of their cash and valuables under the threat of violence,”

Hundeyin said in a statement.

Lekki Concession Company Limited also revealed in a statement how its security personnel assisted in the suspect’s arrest.


Veronica Jacob, the head of LCC’s Corporate Affairs, Communications & Marketing department, revealed on Wednesday that the suspect’s arrest was brought about by an intelligence report that the department had received.

Jacob said,


“The Chief Security Officer of the LCC, Solomon Tolafari, received reports from a retired Colonel of the Nigerian Army to the state governor on the nefarious activities of a man posing as a beggar who then attacks and relieves unsuspecting motorists of their valuables in the state.”

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