Police rounds up teenage highway robbers
The Ogun State police command has on Sunday paraded publicly five teenage suspected armed robbers operating on Lagos-Ibadan highway.
Initially only three of them were arrested while the two others escaped.
But the police came up on Sunday, saying “the remaining two members of robbery syndicate have been arrested.”
Operatives of Ogun State Special Anti Robbery Squads (SARS) arrested them.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state Police Spokesperson, identified the two suspects as Yinusa Isah and Ibrahim Muhammed.
According to Oyeyemi, they were traced to Lokoja in Kogi State by the CSP Tijani Muhammed-led SARS.
The first three members of the gang were earlier arrested by the SARS unit of the force when they took over the case from Owode Egba division.
Oyeyemi, while still explaining said the criminal 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 beaten them seriously with cutlasses.
The case was later 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.
Things recovered from the suspects, include three cutlasses and a wood crafted to look like a gun.
Meanwhile, Edward Ajogun, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, has ordered that the stretch of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway be properly raided to rid it of criminal elements.