Officers of the Lagos Neigbourhood Corp on Friday apprehended and arrested two of eight BRT robbers.
The robbers who were on operation on Friday morning were reported to have boarded the BRT heading to Oshodi from Lagos Abeokuta express way in ogun state.
It was gathered that the assailants suddenly brought out weapons on reaching Ijaiye area and started beating up the passengers.
Confirming the incident in a statement on Friday, the LNSC spokeperson, Mr Adewale Afolabi said the robbery was thwarted and two suspects (Kenechukwu Chukwuka and Adam Isiak), were arrested.
He said one of the arrested suspects, Chukwuka, confessed to being a member of the aiye confraternity.
He stated, “Today, Friday, at 7.45am, Mr Samuel Abiodun and some other passengers were attacked by eight boys inside a BRT bus going from Tollgate to Oshodi with planks and other weapons. Two of the suspects, Kenechukwu Chukwuka, 26, who is a native of Enugu State, and 23-year-old Adam Isiaka, a native of Lagos State, were apprehended by LNSC officers.
“However, six other suspects escaped and are still at large. Chukwuka and Isiaka both work at Ladipo Market. Chukwuka confessed to being a member of aiye confraternity holding meetings at Ajao Estate .The case has been transferred to the Ijaiye-Ojokoro Police Division, for further investigation and possible prosecution.”
The Chief Security Officer, Primero Company Limited, Mr Cletus Okodolor, which operates BRT in the state, said the bus wasn’t the company’s, adding that he was not aware of such incident.
He said, “Our own BRT buses shuttle between Ikorodu and TBS (Tafawa Balewa Square), Lagos Island. It could be one of the new ones given to other transporters.”