The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command have arrested 22 teenagers including some girls for robbery, stealing and cultism.
Suspected Lagos kid robbers
22 teenagers amongst whom are four female, have been nabbed and paraded by the gallant officers of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command in separate incidences of robbery, stealing and cultism around Agege and its environs in the state.
The two leaders of the first gang, which consist of eight members, Babatunde, 15 and Tayo, 15, were arrested on last Thursday, at about 11:30 p.m in Mulero, Agege for assaulting and robbing one Aladegbo Abidemi with an axe, and snatching her Blackberry Z10.
The suspects were reported to have given out other members of the gang the following day. Other members of the gang arrested included: Matthew, 18; Sakiru, 16; Ganiyu,13; Reliwan, 15; Ibrahim, 15 and Kudus, 15.
The second gang, consisting of 10 male and four females were picked-up at Abattoir on Monday at about 02:35 am, after three of them had earlier been arrested in Computer Village, Ikeja, for stealing mobile phones.
It was gathered that the trio, Sulaimon, 13; Godwin, 19 and Sunkanmi, 15, entered a phone stall and pretended they wanted to buy a phone. They walked out again after inspecting the phone only for the stall owner to realise that two phones were missing. They were however caught on their way going.
It was further learnt that during interrogation at the RRS’ headquarters, three of them owned up to be members of Eiye Confraternity.
The names of other gang members arrested included: Taiwo, 17; Rotimi, 17; Lateef, 19; Tunde, 17; Bolawatife, 15; kayode, 15; Olamide ,15. Other members of the gang who are female included: Olamide, 19; Agnes, 14; Ayo, 15 and Ope, 16.
All the suspects have been transferred to the State Police Command, Ikeja, for further investigations.