Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have successfully arrested the suspected leader of a notorious one-chance robbery syndicate, identified as Ndubisi George, aged 49, News About Nigeria reports.
The arrest was confirmed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, in a statement shared on his X handle on Monday.
The term ‘one chance’ is commonly used in Nigeria to describe a type of robbery where criminals, posing as commercial drivers, pick up unsuspecting passengers to rob them during the journey.
According to the statement, George is believed to be the mastermind behind a robbery syndicate operating in Itire, Aguda, Cele, and Surulere areas of Lagos State.
In the course of the operation, law enforcement officers recovered a grey Toyota Camry from the suspect.
Efforts are currently underway to apprehend other members of the syndicate.
The arrested suspect, Ndubisi George, has been arraigned and remanded in prison until March 18, 2024, for the continuation of the legal proceedings.
This successful operation adds to the ongoing efforts by law enforcement agencies to curb one-chance robbery incidents in Lagos State.
In a related development in January, members of a three-man one-chance gang were apprehended by operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority at Jubilee Bridge in the Abule-Egba area.
The criminals were caught after a public chase when observers noticed a victim being pushed out of their vehicle following a robbery.
Meanwhile, the Executive Chairman of Kagarko Local Government Area in Kaduna State, Hon. Nasara Rabo, has commended and rewarded Divisional Police Officer Idris Ibrahim with the sum of N1 million.
This comes in recognition of DPO Ibrahim’s integrity and dedication to justice, as he rejected a bribe offered by a suspected kidnapper to obstruct an ongoing investigation.
In a letter of recommendation issued on Monday, Chairman Nasara Rabo disclosed that DPO Idris Ibrahim arrested a kidnapper on January 22, 2024, who attempted to compromise the investigation with a bribe.
However, the police officer refused the bribe and insisted on allowing the law to take its full course.