Three suspected armed robbers are currently being investigated by Police in Lagos over the alleged dispossession of a businesswoman of the sum of N3.2 million.
Nigeriacrime.com learned that suspects were said to have been tracked and arrested by Police operatives attached to the Rapid Response Squad ( RRS) of the Command.
Spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the arrest to newmen Thursday.
He said the gang leader Sheriff Owolabi had been on the wanted list of the Police as his gang had robbed and killed one Temitope on August 19 at Ojodu Berger, Lagos.
“His confession to the crime led the police to arrest another gang member, Ibrahim Gambo in Ibafo area of Ogun State.
” It was revealed that the suspects took the robbed car to Ibadan and disposed of it to a suspected receiver who came from Cotonou, Benin Republic.
“The suspect had confessed to a series of car snatching in Lagos. He also confessed that the cars were sold to same buyer called Alhaji from Cotonou,” he said.
He added that one Sheriff Olakunle was also arrested in Mushin for helping the suspects to sell the stolen phones in the area. He said the suspects also led the police to the POS operator who assisted the robbers in cashing the money transferred from the victim’s account.
Hundeyin said Owolabi and his gang had allegedly surrounded their victim on November 14, at about 10:00 pm, as she was about to leave her office in Oregon, Ikeja. The image maker said the suspects allegedly dragged the woman into her Toyota car with Reg. No. BWR 49 DE and drove off.
The Police image manager said the suspects allegedly forced the woman to transfer about ₦3.2 million from her account into another account provided by the suspects, who also robbed her of her phones.
According to Hundeyin, the suspect after collecting her money and other items, drove the victim to Kara Bridge, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, and pushed her out of the vehicle.
The image maker said the investigation was ongoing to arrest the suspected receiver of the stolen goods.