Ex-convict arrested for traffic robbery three months after release from prison
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Ex-convict arrested for traffic robbery three months after release from prison


Operatives of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested a 22-year-old ex-convict, Rilwan Sodiq for traffic robbery three months after he was released from prison.

The suspect was arrested on Sunday, March 5, at Abiola Garden, Ojota after dispossessing a lady driving Sienna space bus of her Samsung Galaxy Note 9 phone in Ojota Bridge traffic.

It was gathered that the ex-convict was working with an accomplice, identified as Sodiq, when he dispossessed the lady of her mobile phone.

He disclosed that Sodiq distracted the lady while he slipped his hand through the passenger’s side of the car to pick the smart phone.


The victim reavealed that her shouts attracted the attention of the RRS officials monitoring the other side of the road.

“A chase to retrieve the phone from him ensued. The officers, with the support of some good Samaritans caught up with him in Abiola Garden. The phone was recovered from his pant after denying he had stolen something,” she narrated.

Rilwan stated that he was released from Kirikiri Correctional Centre in December, 2021.

“A month after the release, I broke my arm in a traffic accident”. He said.

He confessed to having robbed and dispossessed three motorists of their phones in traffic adopting the same method.


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