The Lagos State Police Command said 23 robbery suspects were arrested in the state between September 14 and 29.
Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, said during the operations in which the suspects were arrested, his men recovered four pistols, five live cartridges, one fabricated gun, and a stolen Toyota Sienna.
Owoseni during a briefing at the police headquarters said residents of the state should be wary of fake policemen and fake officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority operating at the Anthony end of the Ikorodu Road.
“They sometimes stop unsuspecting motorists and enter their victims’ vehicles under the guise of some traffic violations. Sometimes they direct their victims to drive towards the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, where they rob them,” the CP said.
Saturday PUNCH learnt that seven of such suspects were arrested recently by the police in the state.