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Police Arrest 10 Robbery Suspects In Lagos, Recover Six Stolen Cars (Photos)

Lagos State Police Command through men of Rapid Response Squad have arrested 10 robbery suspects that have been terrorising residents of Ayobo-Ipaja area of the state, just as they recovered six vehicles stolen by the robbers in Onitsha, Anambra State.

Parading the suspects along with others, the state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, disclosed that the suspects broke into their victims houses at night, packed the items found in the cars and drove them away very early in the morning.

The paraded suspects are: Abomi James (34), Omokaro Efe (48), Joseph Uzuazomaro (31), Chukwudi Onyemara (27), Melvin Umeh (33), Nisma Uttah (33), Samuel Shokunbi (34), Ahmed Waheed (37), Augustine Uchenna (47) and Udoh Benedict (39).

Edgal while reiterating police preparedness to combat crime in Lagos, warned robbers collecting cars at gun point and those stealing them from where they are parked, that police was ready to track and locate those vehicle and return them to their owners.

Speaking with journalists, the leader of the gang, Nisma Uttah stated that the gang meet and resides in Ajegunle but operates in Ayobo and Ipaja. He added that for every operation, he would surveyed the area and note targeted buildings before visiting the residents at night.

He pointed out that the gang gained entrance into the buildings by scaling the fence or break part of the wall. He added that after operation, the gang drove very early in the morning when people were on their way to work.

He said that they sell the cars to a buyer who took it to Onitsha the following day after re-registering the vehicle.

Also recovered from the gangs were one locally made pistol, four cartridges, five LG flat screen TV, six wrist watches, deck woofer, three pairs of shoes, a black suit etc.

The suspects, the police said, would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.