Estimated reading time: 5 minute(s)
Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested two high way armed robbers who specialised in robbing motorists on the Lagos – Ibadan expressway.
The suspects ; Ibrahim Nura and Isaac Kyegh were arrested on Friday while robbing motorists on the long bridge along Lagos-Ibadan express way.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement issued and made available to newsmen on Sunday.
Oyeyemi said, the suspects were apprehended while attacking one Agoro Adebayo and Olalekan Toheeb whose vehicle had mechanical fault on the bridge.
The PPRO explained that, the suspects threatened the victims with knife and cutlass in order to dispose them of their valuables.
He added that, the suspects flee from the scene when they sighted the police but they were hotly chased and arrested under the bridge.
He said “The suspects Ibrahim Nura ‘m’ 27 an indigine of Kebbi state and Isaac Kyegh ‘m’ an indigine of Benue both of who reside in Kara Isheri Ogun state were apprehended while attacking one Agoro Adebayo and Olalekan Toheeb whose vehicle had mechanical fault on the bridge, on trying to rectify the fault, the two men suddenly came out from under the bridge and threatened the duo with knife and Cutlass so as to dispossess them of their valuables.
“In the process, the patrol team from Warewa division led by the DPO SP Afeniforo Folake who are on routine patrol on the bridge met them on the act.
“On sighting the policemen, the suspects took to their heels and jumped under the bridge, but they were hotly chased and apprehended right under the bridge where they have turned to their hideout A jackknife was recovered from them”.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, Kenneth Ebrimson ordered that the suspects should be transferred to special anti robbery squads (SARS) for discreet investigation and prosecution.