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Robbers who cause mild accident to rob their victims arrested in Lagos

A 5-man armed robbery gang that specialize in causing mild accidents before robbing unsuspecting victims, have been arrested by the Lagos State Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.

According to Vanguard, the suspects identified as Sunday Uzor, Ifeanyichukwu Chukwu, 33; Matthew Arome, 27; Ebere John, 32; and Ikechukwu Chilaka, 35 were all arrested on Saturday June 6th after one of them, Uzor, was arrested in Onitsha while trying to sell one of the cars they stole.

He led the police to their operating base in the Iyan-Iba area in Lagos state. When interrogated, Sunday Uzor, a native of Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State and married with two children, said
"What happened was that sometime in April, we went to Igando area at about 7.30pm for an operation and we saw a lady driving a flashy car around the roundabout. So, we hit her from behind and when she came down to inquire what went wrong, our gang leader, Danjuma Sule, pointed a gun at her and she froze. Another gang member entered her car and drove off. We also took her away from the scene and dropped her on Obadore Bridge. The vehicle was taken to Onitsha for sale, but the police have recovered it. I was a dismissed soldier. I was a Lance Corporal in Ojo before I was dismissed in 2010 for escorting stolen goods.”
Items recovered from the suspects include eight vehicles including a Toyota Highlander, a Lexus, and a Toyota Corolla, allegedly snatched by the gang in different areas of Lagos. Other items recovered from them were barreta pistol, one locally-made double-barrelled cut-to-size gun loaded with two live cartridges, and six other live cartridges.

The Lagos state Police spokesperson, Kenneth Nwosu while confirming the incident said the suspects will be charged to court soon.