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Seven-man Armed Robbery Gang Arrested in Lagos

Faces of The Robbers

Nov 17, 2011 – The members of a Seven-man armed robbery gang based in Ikorodu, Lagos have been arrested by the police.

They were arrested  following their attempt to retrieve a Lexus Jeepthey had earlier stolen. The jeep had a mechanical fault and wasabandoned by the criminals after they ambushed the owner last month atMeiran area of the state.

Sunday Bassey, a member of the gang  was arrested by  police officersfrom  the Sagamu Road Police Division who had been on the trail of therobbers. Bassey’s confession  led to the arrest of six other members of the gang.

The Lagos State  Commissioner of Police, Yakubu Alkali, while reacting to the arrests  said: “The gang is responsible for 17incidents of car snatching. On August 30, 2011, this gang snatched aLexus Jeep with the registration number RF 836 AA at gunpoint. Thiswas at about 3 pm. The victim claimed that at the time of theincident, he had the sum of N800,000 and €1900 in his car.

While moving back to their base at Ijede  –Ikorodu, the jeep had aflat tire and had to be abandoned. Already, their victim had made areport at the Meiran Police station and the details of the stolen jeep
were immediately signalled to all police divisions.So, when somepolice officers from Sagamu Road police division, came across anabandoned jeep that matched the details they had, they laid in wait
for the robbers and arrested Bassey who had come to fix the  vehicle,”Akali said.

When the other six gang members were arrested, two locally-madepistols and four live cartridges were recovered from them. A HondaAccord car, which had been stolen months before and had been convertedto their personal use, was also recovered from the suspects.

The case has been transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for thoroughinvestigation.

“The suspects have given useful information concerning the receivers of the stolen vehicles and investigation is on toapprehend them,”Alkali said. (daily times)



  1. Erudite

    November 17, 2011 at 6:43 AM

    They should be hanged to serve an example to other crimiminals

  2. Olufunmi moses

    November 17, 2011 at 6:57 AM

    I fink d police has done a very great job.And i pray dat God will give dem d grace and enablement 2 continue dis work.Amen.

  3. Olufunmi moses

    November 17, 2011 at 6:59 AM

    I fink d police has done a very great job.And i pray dat God will give dem d grace and enablement 2 continue dis work.Amen.d crimnals shud b burnt 2 ashea.

  4. Gabriel Nagaba

    November 17, 2011 at 7:07 AM

    I may suggest that after the thorough investigation of the special Anty-Robbery squad.Let the criminals be killed because these pple turn our country in to a robbering base where pple live without peace in there minds.Let there genaration be distroy for this is a bad generation nd keeping this generation wll lead to a serios criminology in future nd this might inject to our children no body knws.Thanks

  5. Princewill

    November 17, 2011 at 9:00 AM

    D evil dat men do livs wit dem

  6. odudu attai

    November 17, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    stealing is definitely not a career bcos u r sure 2b caught,and when u are,ur life will neva be the same.also police must do a thorough job n send confirmed rougues to jail.

  7. Muhammed Hammed

    November 17, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    Robbers are disturbances to the society,they are simply unwanted people that should be eliminated…

  8. Chibuzor

    November 17, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Let them be hanged!!!

  9. Obioha

    November 17, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    Eliminating them is not the best option neither to leave them immediately is, but to be jailed, while in jail, better handiwork should be thought to them so that when they ll be relised, they ll realise their mistakes and carryon with the skills they,ve developed while in jail….

  10. Kehinde

    November 17, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Afta thorough investigation Due punishment shd b given dem without pity

  11. Rowland

    November 18, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    let them be all killed,for the are treat to life

  12. Akure Dorcas Doosuur

    November 18, 2011 at 8:39 AM

    Stealin is bad. A nigerian goin 2 steal 4rm anoda nigerian. Dat is super eagles playin against falcoms.

  13. Yemisi

    November 18, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    they should be jailed in order to have opportunity to repent and live a better life.

  14. benzy

    May 20, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Pls kill dis pipo joor,or else dey will kill

  15. Lucy

    July 23, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Amunelucy killing them is not the best answer rather they are just like our brothers,we do not knw wat lead them 2 b doing dat,rather they should be thourogly bitten and given hard labour in dat when leaving the jair they wil change nd b given job.

  16. Habeeb Azeez

    April 4, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Arm Robbers are bad material to the society. But their not to be kill, we need to punish them, They might change.

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