Ogun State Police arrest fleeing armed robbers in Lokoja
The Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in Ogun State arrested two fleeing members of a suspected teenage robbery gang operating on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
This was disclosed by the Spokesperson of the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Sunday.
The arrested suspects identified as Yinusa Isah and Ibrahim Muhammed, allegedly fled a robbery scene on 17th of July and were traced to Lokoja by the CSP Tijani Muhammed-led SARS, where they were eventually arrested.
“The gang had on 17th of July blocked the Alapako end of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and forcefully stopped a Mazda commercial bus with two occupants and subsequently dispossessed the occupants of cash sum of#545,000 and a itel phone after beating them mercilessly with Cutlass,” Oyeyemi said.
“A distress call was subsequently made to DPO Owode-Egba division who raised to the scene with his men and were able to apprehend three members of the gang.
“The case 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 the 24th of July 2020.
“The suspects were caught with different weapons, adding that the state Police Commissioner, Edward Ajogun, has ordered that the stretch of the expressway be properly combed to rid it of criminal elements.”