A gang of suspected armed robbers that disposed two officials of the Nigerian Customs Service (NSC) of the cars, valuables at Badagry in January have been arrested.
The suspects were arrested at the Mowo area of Badagry around 1am on Tuesday in a joint operation carried out by operatives of the Inspector General of Police’ (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Sqaud (FSARS), Ikeja.Tunji Adesanya, 33, Rasaq Lawal, 22, Hammed Lawal, 24, Olanrewaju Wasiu, 29, Kenneth Ohmai, 39 and Ibrahim Aliu, 26, the police said, confessed to have robbed Garba Usman and Akubo Ibrahim, on January 1, and January 5 of their Toyota Corrolla, 2006 model and Lexus 350 Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) respectively.
Irked by the attack on the officials and several armed robbery on motorists in that axis, the IGP Ibrahim Idris was said to have deployed the teams to fish out the perpetrators.
After months of tracking the suspects, the police, it was gathered apprehended Adesanya, a native of Odojomo, Ondo State, and Lawal, from Oyo State, who were recently freed from Agodi Prison, Ibadan.They were said to have led detectives to the other suspects, including Wasiu, said to be a notorious cultist.
It was gathered that an AK47 rifle, a locally made single barrel pistol, locally made double barrel pistol, four AK47 rifle magasines, 84 live ammunition, a Beretta pistol magasine with 10 rounds of live 9mm ammunition were recovered from them.
According to the police, efforts were on to apprehend other members of the gang.