Police Parade 8 Armed Robbery Suspects in LagosCrime Watch, Featured, Latest News Monday, November 4th, 2013
Ruth Bamidele, Lagos
Eight suspected armed robbers have been arrested and paraded at the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, on Monday.
The suspects, Ife Olubaba 29, Saheed Wasiu 23,Segun Idowu 20, Wasiu Rafiu 20, Odelade Kabiru 23, Waliu Sanni 26 and Taiye Agege now deceased opened fire on and killed policemen attached to Iju Police station and escaped with two police rifles last October.
Before now, the Commisioner of Police Lagos State CD Umar Manko had directed the Officer-in- charge, SARS Ikeja, Mr. Abba Kyari to launch a massive manhunt for the suspects and recover the stolen riffles.
The manhaunt led to the arrest of the suspects.
During the exchange of fire between the armed robbers and crack SARS operative, one of the suspects Taiye Agege the second in command to the gang leader was fatally wounded.
Those arrested confessed to have taken part in the operation, where policemen were killed in Iju, Lagos and other robbery operations.
Items recovered from the suspects include, 2 AK-47 rifles, 2
AK-47 magazine fully loaded, one automatic pump action gun, 4 locally made pistols, 135 live cartridges, and the gang operational vehicle, an ash coloured Hyundia Tucson Jeep, with registration number, MUS350BG.
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