Monday, 31 August 2015

109 persons arrested for crossing expressway

NO fewer than 109 persons were, weekend, arrested by men of Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of Lagos State Police Command, and officials of Kick Against Indiscipline, KAI, for crossing the expressway at Ketu Bus Stop, along Ikorodu road, instead of using the pedestrian bridge.

The arrest, according to Mr. Olatunji Disu, RRS Commander, is to instil discipline towards the use of pedestrian bridges in the state to prevent loss of lives on highways and ease the free-flow of traffic.

Among those arrested were 102 men and seven women.

In another development, fleeing robbers, weekend, opened fire on a team of policemen attached to RRS in Ikeja area of Lagos.

However, they were reportedly forced to abandon their operational vehicle, a Toyota Camry with number plates GGE 204 DG and fled into the bush.

Recovered from the abandoned car were six mobile phones, an axe, a pair of canvass, passport photograph, taxi signboard and documents.

The robbers, according to Disu, an Assistant Commissio-ner of Police, attacked a couple, Mr. and Mrs John Udoh, who were on their way to board an East-bound vehicle at about 5.40a.m., Saturday.

They raised alarm and the officers responded.