A 34-year-old man named Emmanuel Rolland “m” has been taken into custody by police from the Ipakodo division of the Lagos State Police Command for defrauding unwary travellers.
On Friday, July 29, 2022, around 11:20 a.m. along Ipakodo road, the suspect was taken into custody after his victim raised the alarm.
According to the investigation, the suspect and his accomplices—who are still at large—operated in a Volkswagen Jetta saloon with the license plate JJJ 27 DG, pretended to be the driver and passengers, selected unsuspecting passengers, and struck up conversations about some money that was allegedly kept in the boot.
The defendant admitted to starting this activity in January and said that this was his sixth arrest.
The pursuit of further gang members who are running away and additional offenders is in full swing.
Abiodun Alabi, the commissioner of police for Lagos State, has however ordered that the matter be sent to the headquarters for additional investigation and prosecution.