Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday said it had arrested two suspected criminals who terrorised and robbed motorists and pedestrans along Maza Maza/Mile 2 area.
The command’s spokesman, CSP Chike Oti, said police undercover operatives deployed to the route arrested the suspects on Saturday.
He said the two suspects had been on the command’s watch list for a long time.
Oti said: “They were arrested while robbing a lady identified simply as Oluwatosin around Mile 2.
“They had succeeded in dispossessing the victim of her phone and other valuables before they were arrested.
“The suspects in their statements to the police owned up to the crime while the stolen items have been returned to the owner.
“To forestall incidences of traffic robbery along Maza Maza/Mile 2 and Oshodi/ Airport Road, the CP Lagos has deployed additional teams of undercover operatives and motorised patrol teams to beef up security in the area.”