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IN SANGO: Police apprehends six man robbery gang in Lagos-Ogun border

The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) attached to the Lagos State Police Command arrested five trans-border robbers fleeing into the state after robbing an Ogun State based haulage company’s warehouse in the early hours of yesterday, Monday, October 8, 2018.

According to the Police, the gang was led by a Cameroonian born, Ahmed Ibrahim and one Obinna, who along with three others are now at large.

While parading the suspects, the State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, said the robbers “were intercepted at Toll Gate border of Lagos and Ogun State by a RRS patrol team stationed in the area. They were chased by the team when they refused to stop before they later halted at Meiran Junction, Lagos.

“Apart from Ahmed Ibrahim, four other members of the gang equally arrested include, Kelechi Nebu, Ndueso Sunday, Tochukwu Egemuka and Obinna Oforkaja.”

According to the Police chief, “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.”

Narrating his ordeal in the hands of the robbery gang, 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.”

Other sources within the company said the leader of the gang, 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.

Meanwhile, the Police have also arrested the driver of the truck, Kudus Adebayo while investigation is ongoing to arrest other members of the gang.

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