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Police Apprehend Five Teenagers For Highway Robbery

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Zainab Sanni

The Ogun State Police Command has apprehended five teenage suspected armed robbers operating on Lagos-Ibadan highway

The state police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed their arrest on Sunday noted that three of the victims had earlier been arrested while two others escaped.

The gang, according to Oyeyemi, had on July 17 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.

Oyeyemi said they were traced to Lokoja in Kogi State by the Tijani Muhammed-led SARS.

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The SARS unit of the force took over the case from Owode Egba division, where the first three members of the gang were arrested.

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.

Oyeyemi on Sunday confirmed that “the remaining two members of robbery syndicate have been arrested.”

He identified the two suspects as Yinusa Isah and Ibrahim Muhammed.

Three cutlasses and a wood crafted to look like a gun were reportedly recovered from the suspects.

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