Seven dismissed soldiers, who specialises in armed robbery operations, have been arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos State.
The suspects namely; Ndidi Oluchukwu (30), Owolabi Adeyemo (42), David Olufemi (47), Iseyin Samuel Isreal (41), Emeka Ibeh (29), Samuel Anochime (36) and Ebedot Stephen (27) confessed to be responsible for series of robberies within Ijegun and its environs.
Items recovered from them include: twelve pairs of military camouflage uniforms, two cutlasses, ATM cards, military ID cards, jack knives, a female pant and a local ring.
Members of the robbery gang were arrested at Ijegun, Baruwa Estate, Ipaja, Iyana-Paja, Ishashi and Ikotun areas of Lagos respectively.
According to the Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, “The Command has received a lot of distress calls from residents of Ijegun and environ about the activities of some armed robbers who operate in military uniforms. One of such incidents happened on 18 February, 2019 where a commuter who was travelling to Ibadan from Ijegun was accosted by the said armed robbers who dispossessed him of his Lexus car RX330 Black in colour at gun point. It is on the strength of those complaints that we tasked our SARS Operatives to identify the gang and apprehend them.”
-Story by DEDEIGBO AYODEJI