Police arrest three suspects for allegedly macheting Lagos DPO


Three suspected traffic robbers have been arrested for macheting the Alausa Division District Police Officer, Abaniwonda Tokunbo, at the Otedola Bridge in the Alausa Ikeja area of Lagos State.

The suspects include Tochuckwu Nonso, aged 29, popularly known as Thug Life, and the gang leader, Chidera Christopher, aged 25, and Richard Etim, aged 25.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on April 9 at about 23:00 p.m.

A police source who pleaded anonymity because he is not authorised to speak on the issue confirmed that three armed robbers attacked the DPO with cutlasses and stole her Samsung S22 phone.

“On April 9, 2024, at about 23:00 hours, while on a sting operation to Otedola Bridge, Alausa Ikeja, Lagos State, a gang of three armed robbers surfaced from their criminal hideout and suddenly attacked the DPO Alausa division with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons, and they made away with her Samsung S22 phone,” the source said.

It added that following their deed, the suspects fled to an unidentified location, adding that intelligence reports indicated that the suspects were seen hiding at a hotel in the Akute area of Ajuwon in Ogun State on April 13.

“After the dastardly act, the hoodlums ran away to an unknown destination. Subsequently, on April 13, 2024, at about 10:00 a.m., intelligence gathering showed that the said hoodlums were sighted hiding at a hotel in the in the Akute, Ajuwon area of Ogun State.

“Upon receipt of the information, the division’s anti-crime team went to the scene, where Nonso, who is the gang leader, and Christopher were apprehended.

“Upon receipt of this information, the anti-crime team of the division swiftly moved to the location, and one Tochuckwu Nonso, aged 29, AKA Thug Life, the ring leader, was arrested in the company of one Chidera Christopher, aged 25, and they were taken to the station for investigation with the exhibits found on them,” it was disclosed.

When contacted the state police public relations officer, Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the incident.

He stated that the gang leader had been robbing on Otedola Bridge for five years and occasionally switching his boys, adding that the stolen items had been recovered.

“The incident is true. Further investigation revealed that the ring leader had been robbing on the Otedola Bridge for the past five years, changing his boys every now and then. The stolen items have also been recovered.”

Two notorious traffic robbers, identified as Olumide Oladiji and Lekan Ibrahim, have also been arrested in the Agungi Lekki area of Lagos State.