Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a suspected one-chance robbery leader, Ndubisi George, aged 49.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this in a statement on his X handle on Monday.
‘One chance’ is commonly used in Nigeria to refer to a robbery that takes place when criminals disguising as commercial drivers pick up unsuspecting passengers with the aim of robbing them.
According to Hundeyin, George leads a robbery syndicate operating within Itire, Aguda, Cele and Surulere areas of the state.
The statement read, “Operatives of #LagosPoliceNG have arrested one Ndubisi George ‘m’ aged 49, leader of a one-chance robbery syndicate operating within Itire, Aguda, Cele and Surulere.
“One grey Toyota Camry was recovered from him while efforts are on to arrest other members of the syndicate.
“The suspect has been arraigned and remanded to prison till March 18, 2024 for continuation of hearing.”
Earlier in January, operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority arrested a three-man ‘one chance’ gang at Jubilee Bridge in the Abule-Egba area of the state.
The gang members were arrested while they were being chased by members of the public after they noticed that a man was pushed down from their vehicle after robbing him of his valuables.