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Fleeing Highway Robbers Arrested In Lokoja

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Ganiyat Ganiyu

The Ogun State Special Anti-robbery squads, SARS, have arrested fleeing members of robbery syndicate operating on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Lokoja, Kogi State.

The two suspects, Yinusa Isah and Ibrahim Muhammed were traced to Lokoja by the CSP Tijani Muhammed led SARS who took over the case from Owode Egba division where three members of the gang were earlier arrested.

A statement from the State Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the gang had on July 17, blocked the Alapako end of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and forcefully stopped a Mazda commercial bus with two occupants.

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The occupants were dispossessed of N545,000 cash and a itel phone after which they were beaten with cutlasses.

“A distress call was subsequently made to DPO Owode Egba division who deployed his men to the scene where three members of the gang were arrested.

“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 24th of July 2020.

“Recovered from them are three cutlasses and a wood crafted to look like a gun.

The Commissioner of Police, Edward A Ajogun had ordered that the stretch of the expressway be properly combed to rid it of criminal elements.

Oyeyemi said he also directed a 24-hours physical police presence on the highway so as to guarantee the security of life and prosperity.

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