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Police arrest 3 robbery suspects in Lagos



The Police Command in Lagos says it has arrested three armed robbery suspects for allegedly robbing a woman of N3.2 million and a vehicle.

The spokesperson for the Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest to our reporter on Thursday.

He said the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) tracked and arrested the suspects.

He said the gang leader, Sheriff Owolabi, had been on the wanted list of the Police as his gang had robbed and killed one Temitope on Aug. 19 at Ojodu Berger, Lagos.

“His confession to the crime led the police to arrest another gang member, one Ibrahim Gambo at Ibafo area of Ogun.

“It was revealed that the suspects took the robbed car to Ibadan and disposed it to a suspected receiver who came from Cotonou, Benin Republic.

“The suspect had confessed to series of car snatching in Lagos. He also confessed that the cars were sold to same buyer called Alhaji from Cotonou,” he said.

He added that one Sheriff Olakunle was also arrested in Mushin for helping the suspects to sell the stolen phones in the area.

He said the suspects also led the police to the POS operator who assisted the robbers to cash the money transferred from the victim’s account.

Hundeyin said Owolabi and his gang had allegedly surrounded their victim on Nov. 14, at about 10.00 p.m., as she was about to leave her office at Oregon, Ikeja.

The image maker said the suspects allegedly dragged the woman into her Toyota car with Reg. No. BWR 49 DE and drove off.

Hundeyin said the suspects allegedly forced the woman to transfer about N3. 2 million from her account into another account provided by the suspects, who also robbed her of her phones.

He said after collecting her money and other items, the suspects drove her to Kara Bridge, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, and pushed her out of the vehicle.

The image maker said investigation was ongoing to arrest the suspected receiver of the stolen goods.

Moses Omorogieva

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