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NSCDC Arrests Suspects Using Charm To Rob PoS Agents

Five robbery suspects allegedly specialised in attacking Point of Sale (PoS) operators with the use of charm in Calabar, the Cross River State capital have been arrested by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

This development was made known by the NSCDC Commandant in Cross River, Mr Charles Brown, who said the suspects are between the ages of 15 and 25.

The commandant said the suspects were apprehended in the early hours of Wednesday following an intelligence report.

Brown said they were arrested at various locations with charms, arms, ammunition and other incriminating items used to rob their victims.

“They had recently robbed a hotel in Calabar South where their faces were captured by the CCTV mounted in the hotel.

“We also traced them to a phone they stole in the hotel. We have been on them for some time and just this morning, we appended one of them who took us to round up the four others.

“As we speak, their leader is still at large, but we will get him,” the commandant said.

He added that the suspects would be handed over to the police for prosecution after the completion of investigation.

Brown said security agencies would continue to collaborate to make the state hot for criminals and urged the people to avail them with relevant information to stamp out crimes and criminalities.

Meanwhile, three passengers were reported dead and others injured in a fatal accident that occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, on the Oru Ijebu-Igbo Road in Ogun State.

According to an eyewitness who spoke on condition of anonymity said, the driver, who was said to be a learner, miscalculated while on the wheel, which caused a collision between the Toyota Camry car and a tricycle.

“The car driver left his lane and miscalculated, only for him to hit a tricycle into the ditch. Among those dead was the tricycle driver.”

Speaking, the spokesperson for Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident, while adding that the Toyota Camry owner fled with his family after realising the casualty he caused.

“The Toyota Camry owner, wife, and his child were inside the vehicle, as he was teaching his wife how to drive. Unfortunately, he was doing that on the highway. Which is even wrong on itself and an offence on its own.

“The woman was driving, and the man was in the other seat, maybe there was a disconnect in the process or probably the woman or the man was carried away.

“They never knew there was an oncoming tricycle approaching them. Instead of the woman to press the brake pedal, she pressed the acceleration pedal then the car hit the tricycle.

“Even the tricycle itself was loaded, as six of them were inside it, three in front, and three at the back. That is how they do along that place. Our men have always been apprehending them. Instead of four, they will load six. One will sit beside the driver, another one on the other side.

“Three of them died in the process because of the impact of the collision, three sustained injuries. The husband, wife and child, when they saw the commotion that was going to explode, they left the vehicle there.”

Akinbiyi said the vehicle was vandalised by the mob before it was set ablaze around the area.



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