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Police nab 3 robbery suspects in Lagos

By Esther Onyegbula

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested three suspected robbers, who specialised in robbing unsuspecting passengers that boarded their bus within Surulere area of Lagos.

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The suspects, identified as Ezekiel Andrew, 29; Sikiru Tajudeen, 20, and Ibrahim Kazeem, 30, were arrested while carrying out an operation with a commercial bus (danfo).

It was learned that the suspects were arrested after the command received information that robbers were sighted along Surulere area of Lagos using a danfo, and F-SARS operatives  from Ikeja were drafted to the area.

Vanguard gathered that the presence of the operatives emboldened some passengers to raised the alarm, which attracted the operatives.

Their operational buses, with number plates APP 416 XX and SMK 367 XR, were intercepted, the three arrested and passengers rescued.

During interrogation, the robbers confessed that they rob unsuspecting passengers daily and on the average, they realise over N300,000 any day they go out on operation.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson Lagos State Police Command, Chike Oti, said investigation is ongoing and the suspects will be charge to court.

 


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