By OKOSUN DENNIS
10 notorious armed robbers that have been terrorising residents of Ayobo – Ipaja in Lagos, have been apprehended by the Lagos Police Command.
Disclosing this in Lagos on Monday, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal explained that the suspects broke into their victims houses at night and pack their belongings into their cars before driving off early in the morning.
National Daily gathered that the suspects who were arrested by the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) include Abomi James (34), Omokaro Efe (48), Samuel Shokunbi (34), Ahmed Waheed (37), Augustine Uchenna (47) Joseph Uzuazomaro (31), Chukwudi Onyemara (27), Melvin Umeh (33), Nisma Uttah (33), and Udoh Benedict (39).
CP Edgal, while parading the suspects noted that his command was out to combat crime in Lagos State, warning robbers stealing cars at gun point and those who stole parked cars would no longer find it easy as they were ready to track and locate such vehicles stolen and return them to their owners.
He also disclosed six vehicles were recovered from the buyers in Anambra State.
The vehicles with registration numbers include: Totoya Camry (FKJ 715 ES), Toyota Camry (FGG 636 MC), Toyota Matrix (EPE 429 DJ), Mercedes Benz 4matic (KRD 68 ES), Acura MDX (EKY 534 BS) and Toyota Camry (LSR 742 EW).
CP Edgal added that the suspects would be charge to court as soon as investigations were concluded.
One of the robbers and the gang leader Nisma Uttah, said that they meet and resides in Ajegunle but operates in Ayobo and Ipaja.
Outlining their mode of operation, he said that for every operation, he usually carried out reconnaissance survey of the area, mapped out buildings they intend to attack before visiting the residents at night.
Uttah further explained that the gang ususally gained entrance into the building by scaling the fence or break part of the wall.
He said they have someone who take the vehincles to the buyer in Onitsha the following day after they might have changed the registration number of the vehicle.