Robbery: Police Ban Hawkers On Lagos-ibadan Highway

By Juliet Amaka
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The Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Lanre Bankole, has ordered traders and hawkers to steer clear of the Lagos- Ibadan Expressway.

Daily Report Nigeria learnt that two robbery incidents have been reported at the long bridge in the last 48 hours.

Also on Wednesday, some armed men dispossessed road users of their belongings at gunpoint.

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A statement by the police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Thursday in Abeokuta, stated that the hoodlums were taking advantage of the road construction work going on at Kara end of the long bridge along the expressway to attack innocent road users.

To stop the attack on commuters and residents, the command directed traders hawking on the bridge to quit with immediate effect, Oyeyemi said.

According to him, the CP has directed the command’s tactical teams to move to the area and compliment the efforts of the divisional policemen in patrolling the area.

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“To this end, the Command is hereby using this medium to warn all those hawking goods on the bridge to quit with immediate effect in order to sanitize the environment and deter the criminals from perpetrating crime on that bridge and anywhere around,” Oyeyemi stated.

He quoted the Commissioner as assuring commuters of their safety, adding that “the command will do everything within the ambit of the law to flush out the hoodlums in the area.”

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