Operatives of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS), on Sunday arrested 22-year-old Traffic Robbery ex-convict, Rilwan Sodiq, who was released from jail 3 months ago for committing the same crime.
Rilwan was arrested at Abiola Garden, Ojota after dispossessing a lady driving Sienna sub-urban van, of her Samsung Galaxy Note 9 phone in Ojota Bridge traffic.
With his fractured left arm, he (Rilwan), was working with an accomplice, who has been identified as Sodiq, when he dispossessed the lady of her mobile phone. Rilwan confessed during interrogation saying;
Sodiq distracted the lady while I slipped my hand through the passenger’s side of the car to pick the smart phone
Alhaja (the victim), disclosed 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, and was involved in a traffic accident where he survived with a broken left arm.
Rilwan confessed he has robbed and dispossessed three motorists of their phones in traffic adopting the same method.