The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos Police Command has made significant headway in combating vandalism, as they apprehended three suspected vandals in the Tom Jones area of Lagos Island.
During their routine patrol, the RRS operatives managed to apprehend the suspects in the early hours of Saturday, leading to the recovery of stolen items and subsequent charges against the perpetrators.
According to a press statement released by the Command’s Spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the suspects were identified as Faruk Abubakar (32 years old), Yusuph Balogun (36 years old), and Timothy Dauda (49 years old).
Upon encountering the police, the suspects abandoned a Suzuki mini bus, commonly referred to as “Korope,” with the registration number BDG 315 YA.
In addition to the abandoned minibus, the vandals also left behind two carts, bars of aluminum railings believed to have been unlawfully removed from the Third Mainland Bridge, a hammer, and a hand saw.
The recovery of these stolen materials highlights the success of the RRS operatives’ vigilance and efforts to curb such criminal activities.
This recent arrest follows a series of similar apprehensions made by the RRS operatives, led by CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, emphasizing the commitment of law enforcement to maintaining the security and integrity of public infrastructure.
The suspects have since been charged and are set to face legal consequences for their actions.
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