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Three robbery suspects arrested in Oyo

07 March 2014, 20:16

Ibadan - The Police in Oyo State on Thursday in Ibadan said it had arrested three suspected inter-state armed robbers who specialise in stealing Nissan vehicles in the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer , DSP Olabisi  Clet-Ilobanafor,  told newsmen that the suspects were arrested in Oyo town on February 16 while sharing their loot.

The Nissan vehicles recovered from them  included those marked Abuja CB 769 RBC, Abuja YF 154 YAB, Abuja GWA 435 AS,  Niger BE 218 MNA, Lagos EPE 506 AJ, Oyo BDJ 319 FQ and Oyo YYY 579 AAA.

She said the arrest of the suspects was made possible following information given to the Officer-in-Charge of  the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Oyo State, Olusola Aremu.

Ilobanafor  said the officer was informed that the suspects were sharing their  loot at one of their hideouts at Ajagba area of Oyo where policemen arrested them.

The suspects, according to her, confessed to be the  three-man gang which specialised in snatching cars from the state and Federal Capital Territory.

She  urged residents to assist the police with necessary information in order to curb crime in the state.

-  NAN

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