The police in Lagos have arrested 23-year-old Ayobami Adegbite for alleged armed robbery of passers-by in Ajah.
Adegbite, according to the police, led a gang of armed miscreants who were terrorising road users along Adoh Ajah and UTC on September 28.
The Nation reports that attacks on motorists by hoodlums in Ajah had been on the rise since the resurgence of cult clashes in the area.
Several cases of attacks on motorists have been reported by this newspaper with the police confirming some arrests in each of the incidents.
Spokesman Bala Elkana said that Adegbite with his gang struck around 10pm and were attacking road users when policemen received distress call and stormed the area.
“A team of policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Langbasa mobilised to the scene. On sighting the police, the hoodlums opened fire but were over powered by the police team.
“One Ayobami Adegbite, 23, who led the gang was arrested with one short gun, N16,000 and one digital camera they snatched from a victim. The suspect confessed to the crime and has given some useful information concerning the operations of his gang.
“Operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) Ikeja who have taken over the investigation are on the trail of the fleeing members of the gang. Investigation is ongoing,” he said.