The Lagos State Police Command has made a significant breakthrough in its efforts to combat criminal activities within the state with the arrest of an alleged leader of a notorious one-chance robbery syndicate.
This syndicate, known to operate within the Itire, Aguda, Cele, and Surulere areas, has long been a source of concern for residents and law enforcement alike.
According to a statement from SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Command’s spokesperson, shared via Twitter, the apprehended suspect has been identified as Ndubisi George, a 49-year-old individual believed to have played a pivotal role in orchestrating these criminal activities.
In a commendable display of swift action, operatives of the Lagos State Police Command succeeded in recovering a stolen Toyota Camry linked to the suspect. However, their efforts to dismantle the syndicate are ongoing, as they work tirelessly to apprehend other members involved in these illicit operations.
Following his arrest, Ndubisi George has been arraigned before the appropriate authorities and subsequently remanded in prison custody until March 18, 2024, when the legal proceedings will continue.
The arrest has sparked discussions on social media platforms, with users sharing their own harrowing experiences of similar criminal encounters in other parts of the city. One user highlighted Ojuelegba as another crime hotspot, recounting a distressing incident involving a family member.
While some express skepticism about the effectiveness of law enforcement measures, others emphasize the importance of upholding the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law.
Indeed, Ndubisi George remains an alleged leader of the one-chance robbery syndicate until his culpability is established through due process.