Corps on Friday botched a robbery attack on passengers of a BRT bus , arresting two suspects – Kenechukwu Chukwuka and Adam Isiak .
The suspects , six of whom are still at large , reportedly boarded the bus from Tollgate, Lagos – Abeokuta Expressway , Ogun State, en route to Oshodi around 7 .30 am.
It was gathered that the assailants suddenly brought out weapons on reaching Ijaiye area and started beating up the passengers .
It was gathered that the driver quickly drove to a halt and raised the alarm which caught the attention of passersby and LNSC officials around .
The spokesperson for the corps , Mr Adewale Afolabi , who confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday , said the robbery was thwarted.
He said one of the arrested suspects , Chukwuka , confessed to being a member of the aiye confraternity .
He stated, “ Today , Friday , at 7 . 45 am , 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 news ones given to other transporters. ”