Police bust car snatching chain, ask victims to reclaim vehicles

By Jul 8, 2014 #Police #vehicles

Police detectives attached to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (FSARS) Force CID Annex, Lagos, busted a deadly armed robbery gang, arresting key members of the gang.

The police also recovered 17 stolen cars and two locally made single barrel pistols and assorted ammunition as well as other exhibits which the suspects stole from different states of the country.

The police had commenced stealthy investigations into the activities of the notorious gang, which specialized in the robbery of state of the art cars which they sold to members of the public but following a petition by a victim who complained that he was robbed of two vehicles and other valuables on 27 June 2013 at his Ile-Ife home.

The petition led to the arrest of one Omoniyi Ajewole, a 28-year old man from Ilesha and his evidence upon interrogation led to the arrest of other gang members: Oluseye Idowu Jacob, 20, in Ilesha; Oluwadamilare Rasaki, Ajisafe Olawale, Ogunniyi Sunday, Tolani Babatunde aka Biggy, Abubakar Umar aka Barry, Odeyemi Itunnu aka Gomina and Ayodeji Olumudi.

Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar commended the police detectives for their commitment, diligence and professionalism. He admonished citizens to continue to support the police with relevant information, calling on all those who had lost their vehicles in the recent past to come forward with proof of ownership so as to reclaim them.

Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar
Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar

Meanwhile, all the suspects connected with the crime will soon be arraigned before a competent court of law for criminal charges preferred against them. The stolen cars are:

Toyota Highlander Jeep Model 2008 with Reg. No. GWA-489-BC,
Toyota Matrix car Model 2007, Reg. No. RSH-196-DA and other personal effects belongings.
Toyota RAV-4 Jeep with Reg. No. EPE-477-AC.
Unregistered Toyota Highlander Jeeps.
Two unregistered Toyota Saloon Cars, 2012 model,
One unregistered Toyota Camry 2009 model,
One Toyota Avensis Saloon Car with Reg. No. EKY-989-AX,
One M/Benz E-Class 350 Series with Reg. No. LND-919-EC,
One Honda Accord Coupe with Reg. No. EKY-857-CH,
One Toyota Camry car with Reg. No. YEN-902-SY.
Others are one Toyota Highlander with Reg. No. GWA-489-BC,
One Toyota Camry with Reg. No. AKD-882-AC,
One unregistered Sienna Bus and
One unregistered Toyota RAV-4 2009 model.

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