Tunji Disu, an RRS Commander took to Twitter to share photos of a fake gun some robbers in Lagos abandoned, which they used in snatching a car.
According to Tunji Disu, the timely intervention of the RRS made the robbers flee, as they abandoned their fake gun and the car they snatched. Here’s his tweet below;
Would you run if this was pointed at you? This is a pipe, cellotaped to look like a gun. No one will dare argue with them.This was used to snatch a car. Quick intervention of RRS men made d robbers abandon d vehicle, fake rifle & ran
Recall that we reported few weeks ago, that robbers, posing as policemen with wooden gun, held the occupants of the vehicles on hostage before sighting RRS patrol teams. The robbers fled into the bush, abandoning their victims and one of their improvised guns.
This is coming after operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command also apprehended Paul Bassey, 25, alleged to be a car snatcher and traffic robber using fake pistol to rob unsuspected members of public.
Bassey was arrest at about 06:00 hours around Lekki – Epe Expressway. The suspect, who is a native of Akwa Ibom, was caught by the policemen who were on patrol after he had successfully dispossessed the owner of a saloon car with registration Number, HB 96 AAA grey colour, of all his belongings including a sum of N8, 000.00, while pointing an iron-made pistol on his forehead.
One of the officers said;
“We were on routine patrol duty when we suddenly saw a vehicle on high speed coming behind us. The said vehicle overtook us and its driver forcefully opened the door and started shouting for help.
Immediately, we gave the car a hot chase which led to the arrest of a young guy, later identified as Paul Bassey, threatening to snuff life out of the driver if he stops the vehicle.
“We had to radio other police officers around the axis to lay ambush ahead for the vehicle. But on getting to Lekki – Epe Expressway, other men have occupied the road and the suspected criminal had no choice than to surrender to the Police. This is how we were able to intercept and arrest him”, the Policeman added.