- Operatives of the Lagos state police command have arrested five trans-border robbers fleeing into Lagos after robbing in Ogun state
- The individuals were intercepted at the Toll Gate border of Lagos and Ogun state by a patrol team of Rapid Response Squad stationed in the area
- The items recovered from the robbers included knives, cutlasses, assorted charms, amongst others
- An investigation is currently ongoing to arrest the other members of the gang
Five trans-border robbers fleeing into Lagos after robbing an Ogun state based haulage company’s warehouse were arrested by operatives of the Lagos state police command on Monday morning, October 8.
The development was disclosed in a statement released on the Facebook page of the Rapid Response Squad of the command.
NAIJ.com gathers that the gang was led by a 33-year-old Cameroonian national, Ahmed Ibrahim, and one Obinna, who along with three others are now at large.
While parading the suspects, the Lagos state commissioner of police, Edgal Imohimi, said the individuals were intercepted at the Toll Gate border of Lagos and Ogun state by a patrol team of Rapid Response Squad stationed in the area; and that they were chased by the team when they refused to stop, before they later halted at Meiran Junction, Lagos.
The four other members of the gang who were apprehended alongside Ahmed Ibrahim were identified as Kelechi Nebu (30), Ndueso Sunday (45), Tochukwu Egemuka (33) and Obinna Oforkaja (30).
According to the command, the items recovered from the robbers included: “One Volvo truck with registration number KRD 515 XR, 13 unit of truck tyres, 1 refrigerator, 26 gallons of 4 litre engine oil, 24 gallons of 25 litres of engine oil, two batteries, assorted charms, one cutlass and two knives.”
Speaking on how the gang carried out the robbery operation, the haulage company’s security guard, Kenny Peters, said: “I was doing the rounds when they held me from the back. They wanted to shoot me first, but one of them cautioned them that it won’t hurt me.
“They macheted me in the forehead and beat me with all manners of rods including truck wheel spanners. They tied my hands to the back and carried me to one fence, thinking that I was dead.
“They looted the company’s store and were set to go when I woke up. I hung on to the back of the truck from Dalemo, Sango Ogun State to Toll Gate, where I saw RRS Team. I alerted them and they chased the truck to Meiran Junction, where they were forced to stop. Four of them fled while 5 were arrested.”
Sources in the company also disclosed that the gang’s leader, Ahmed Ibrahim, was the brother of the haulage firm’s former security guard, who in a similar operation stole about 100 truck tyres from the company in August 2018.
An investigation is currently ongoing to arrest the other members of the gang; and the police have already arrested the driver of the truck, Kudus Adebayo.
In a similar development, NAIJ.com previously reported that it was another successful operation for the operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) as they nabbed a gang of gunmen who later turned to be thieves terrorising the residents of the Rivers state capital, Port Harcourt.
The thieves met their waterloo at Mile 2 Diobu around 6am when some taxi drivers blocked the road they were reported to be taking. The gridlock led the armed men to start shooting sporadically and called the attention of the nearby special police squad which swung into action immediately.
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