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Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: Notorious Robbery Gang Arrested

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Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: Notorious Robbery Gang Arrested

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July 20, 2012 – Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Notorious Robbery Gang Arrested

Notorius armed robbers terrorizing the residents of towns and villages along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway have been arrested.

The suspects were arrested by Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, Lagos State Command and the police recovered 900 live bullets, 30 cartridges and five AK 47 guns from their hideout.

The suspects are Taofik Bukola, 27, Wale Adeniyi, 28 and 24-year old Oladun Adeniyi.

They were arrested at Ado-Odo in Otta, Ogun state, southwest Nigeria, on their way for a robbery operation.

Wale identified other members of the gang as Dada, Akin, Mutairu and Chicago who led the police to arrest other suspects.

Wale said that they met their waterloo after Chicago was first arrested by the police about a month ago.

He said during interrogation, Chicago confessed and told the police the names of their members, how they operated and where and how they could be arrested.

Based on the information provided by Chicago, the police laid an ambush for the gang and arrested the three suspects while Akin who was with them tried to escape. In his attempt to escape, Wale was shot on his right leg.

During interrogation, Wale told reporters that he and members of his gang have been into robbery operations over the years and some have died while new members were recruited.

He said that their problem started when a policeman identified them and contacted SARS.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Umar Manko who paraded the suspects said that the police were making concerted efforts to reduce drastically the incidents of robbery in the state.

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. starboy

    July 20, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    good work by the sars there
    keep it up

  2. Gabriel Nagaba

    July 21, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Hmmm! That was a very good job. Thumbs up for u keep it up

  3. younggist

    July 21, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Sarz una too much,take one bear 4 my head

  4. prizoeinana

    July 21, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    nice1 2 u SARS. More of dat in 9ja.

  5. williams

    July 21, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    na God go punish dose tif.more grace 2ur SARS

  6. Gudlyf

    July 21, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Pls such force should visit akwa ibom state

  7. Goodnews Epelle

    July 23, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Gov’t should plz help d poor boy’s and set dem free.

  8. Ogunsekan Lateef

    September 23, 2012 at 6:46 AM

    Sars good work if not because of u thing would have been very bad for people in Ogun State. God we bee wt u all and your family, but make are Government look after u wt a good work dat u are doing.

  9. Sam

    December 14, 2014 at 2:47 AM

    The men pictured here were taken into custody by SARS. Unfortunately, according to human rights groups, SARS detention centers are notorious for violence, torture, and extra-judicial executions. Should these men have to confront that?

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