The Nigeria Police Force has urged citizens to be cautious of criminals’ tricks and remain vigilant.

The force made the call after one Olaseinde Ojo, a suspected armed robber and kidnapper who disguises as a lunatic to lure victims, was arrested in Lagos State.

The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

Adejobi stated this while disclosing other achievements recorded by the NPF is its fight against criminals.

He wrote, “The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, in their quest to tackle crimes and criminality across the country, have once again recorded milestone achievements in various areas.

“For instance, our operatives in Lagos State and FCT Command, having intensified their operational strategies, have successfully arrested several criminals connected to atrocious crimes.

“Among these is the arrest of one Olaseinde Ojo ‘m’, a suspected armed robber and kidnapper at Post Office, Isokoko who disguises as a lunatic to get close to his victims and rob or kidnap them.

“Another arrest was made along Dolphin Bridge when the police operatives patrolling that axis intercepted a dispatch rider identified as Samson Shina, ‘m’, in possession of a locally made pistol and some charms.

“Similarly, operatives of the FCT command on stop-and-search duty around Taxi Park area, Abuja, accosted a motorcycle conveying three passengers, one Usman Musa ‘m’ and two others, and found in their possession a locally fabricated Beretta pistol with 11 rounds of live ammunition.

“Search conducted in their premises also led to the recovery of $5,800 fake dollar notes and other incriminating items.”

In the statement, the NPF further urged citizens to remain vigilant and prioritise their security.

It added, “With recent reports highlighting various incidents, including thefts, defilement, and assault, it’s essential for individuals to take proactive measures.


“These include being sensitive to their surroundings, especially in unfamiliar areas, and avoiding isolated or poorly lit places, particularly at night.

“Moreover, members of the public are encouraged to keep their belongings secure and to report any suspicious activities to the authorities promptly.”