A robbery attack was botched yesterday by men of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Corps on Friday, which led to the arrest of two suspects – Kenechukwu Chukwuka and Adam Isiak.
According to the report, some suspects pretending to be passengers, boarded a BRT bus from Tollgate, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Ogun State, en route to Oshodi around 7.30am.
The assailants suddenly brought out weapons on reaching Ijaiye area and started beating up the passengers.
It was gathered that the driver quickly drove to a halt and raised the alarm which caught the attention of passersby and LNSC officials around, thereby botching the planned robbery.
One of the arrested suspects, Chukwuka, confessed to being a member of the aiye confraternity.
He stated, “Today, Friday, at 7.45am, Mr Samuel Abiodun and some other passengers were attacked by eight boys inside a BRT bus going from Tollgate to Oshodi with planks and other weapons. Two of the suspects, Kenechukwu Chukwuka, 26, who is a native of Enugu State, and 23-year-old Adam Isiaka, a native of Lagos State, were apprehended by LNSC officers.
“However, six other suspects escaped and are still at large. Chukwuka and Isiaka both work at Ladipo Market. Chukwuka confessed to being a member of aiye confraternity holding meetings at Ajao Estate .The case has been transferred to the Ijaiye-Ojokoro Police Division, for further investigation and possible prosecution.”