“One of the robbers, who was later identified as Junior, 19, was reportedly hit by speeding vehicles twice on the bridge before jumping off into the Lagoon," the Police stated.
Men of the Rapid Response Unit of the Lagos State Police Command have paraded three 'one-chance' robbers, who were operating on the Third Mainland Bridge.
Disclosing this in a statement on the official Facebook page of the unit on Wednesday, the Police said the robbers were arrested, while attempting to flee from the policemen on foot.
According to the release, “the robbers, John Akinyemi, 27; Paul Oliseh, 37 and Amos Williams, 12, were arrested on Monday afternoon on the Third Mainland Bridge after a chase by the Rapid Response Squad patrol team monitoring Iyana-Oworo.
“One of the robbers, who was later identified as Junior, 19, was reportedly hit by speeding vehicles twice on the bridge before jumping off into the Lagoon.”
Narrating how they operate on the route, the leader of the gang, John Akinyemi, confessed that the gang had been involved in robbery for more than three months.
“There were four of us. I was in charge of calling the team to work. It was our first trip for the day. We took four passengers in Estate Bus Stop in Alapere. They were going to Oshodi. We dispossessed them and dropped them off before Iyana-Oworo one after the other.
"We took their phones and money. We have been doing this for more than three months. We sell the mobile phones and jewelry, and we share the money,” he said.
Semiu Oluwaseun, one of the victims, who alerted the RSS officers, claimed he was robbed of N500,000, as well as his phone and other valuables.
Another victim, who was robbed on Sunday, identified John Akinyemi as the driver of the bus he was robbed in. He noted that he was robbed on Sunday night and that the robbers took N150,000 from him before he was thrown out of the speeding bus.
The robbers were paraded by Imohimi Edgal, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, at the Command headquarters.