The police in Ondo State has arrested some suspected armed robbers, the command’s spokesman, ASP Adeniran Aremu, has said.
Aremu said on Tuesday that a suspect was on Monday in Owo nabbed on his way to Akure.
He said the suspect was caught by members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers while attempting to board a vehicle at a motor park.
When the suspect’s bag was searched, he said two assault rifles, masks, black clothes and a big torch light were found.
He said the suspect, who was handed over to men of the State Anti-robbery Squad (SARS), disclosed that his gang's hide out was in Ehime, Kogi.
Aremu said that the police later arrested a member of the gang with a pistol, army camouflage, 750 AK-47 ammunitions, 25 brownie ammunitions, 25m Akarov ammunition and 17 Berretta ammunition.
He said that the Kogi command had identified the two assault rifles as its property, adding that the gang members killed two policemen recently in the state.
Other items recovered from the suspects included five handsets, one Olympus camera, three wrist watches, two ID cards, N73,005.00, one black beret and two laptops.
He said that the suspects would soon be charged to court.
Rumoured robbery attacks had forced many banks to close their gates, leaving open only the pedestrian entrance for customers.