Robbery Is Our Business – Says 5 Teenage Suspects
Police operatives from Ogun State Command on Sunday paraded five suspected teenage armed robbers operating on Lagos-Ibadan highway, who allegedly confessed that robbery was their business.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that three of the victims had earlier been arrested while two others escaped, but the remaining two members of robbery syndicate were later arrested.
This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Oyeyemi, who said that they were apprehended by Police operatives of Ogun State Special Anti Robbery Squads (SARS), who traced them to Lokoja, Kogi State and we’re led by one CSP Tijani Muhammed.
He said that the SARS Unit of the Force took over the case from Owode Egba Division, where the first three members of the gang were earlier arrested.
The gang, according to Oyeyemi, had on 17th July, 2020, blocked the Alapako end of Lagos-Ibadan highway, where they forcefully stopped a Mazda commercial bus with two occupants and subsequently dispossessed the occupants of a cash sum of N545,000 and an itel phone after beating them black and blue with cutlasses.
The case, it was gathered, was transferred to SARS, where the suspects made useful statements that led the operatives to Lokoja, where the remaining two members of the gang were apprehended on Thursday.
Three cutlasses and a wood crafted to look like a gun were reportedly recovered from the suspects.
The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered that the stretch of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway be properly combed to rid it of criminal elements.
Oyeyemi said that the suspects will be charged to Court after the conclusion of investigations for armed robbery which attracts several years of imprisonment if tried and found guilty in Court.