Ogun State Police parades seven fake soldiers, reward SARS operatives
The Commissioner of Police in Ogun state, Edward Ajogun, paraded seven fake soldiers on Tuesday, they were arrested in Lagos and Sagamu after their failed operation on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
According to Ajogun, the fake soldiers specialised in robbing passengers on the popular Lagos-Ibadan expressway, and had earlier operated at Ijebu-Ife around 2.30am on September 4 where they engaged the police in a gun fight. The gun fight led to the death of one of them while seven others escaped.
Operatives of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS), led by CSP Muhammad Tijani fished out the suspects from their different hideouts within and outside the state.
Six of the suspects; Ikechukwu Alore, Ifeanyi Emmanuel, Chinbueze Kingsley, Obiora Michael, Elias John and Vincent Magnus were arrested in different locations in Lagos, while the remaining one Chigozie Michael, was arrested in Sagamu, Ogun State.
“The gang leader, Obiora Michael, who sustained bullet wounds on his abdomen, right hand and thigh during the encounter with the SARS operatives, was traced to his home in the Ajangbadi area of Lagos on September 17, where his wife was treating him, having lied to her that he sustained the injuries in a road accident,”Ajogun said per Punch.
Ajogun presented a cash gift of N100,000 to the SARS operatives as commendation for their efforts leading to the arrest of the suspects.