A 25-year-old man, identified as Lookman Ojo, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for robbing motorists in Lagos traffic.
The primary school dropout was first arrested in September 2021 by the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in Ogudu area of the state. He was, however, rearrested for the same offense at Ojota under bridge, on Friday, February 4, two weeks after regaining freedom.
The convict and others were caught while dispossessing a car driver of his belongings, RRS said in a statement on Tuesday, February 8.
According to the statement, Ojo told officers that aside from att#cking occupants of expensive cars, he and colleagues rob motorists in Ojota, Mile 12 and Ketu.
“I am a bus conductor and whenever I have no bus to work with, I beg for money in traffic. We collect money from trucks carrying goods, rich men and women with flashy cars.
Early in the morning and in the evening, many of us come to Ojota and Ketu to rob. I am not the only one. Many of us do it, we are just trying to survive,” he said.