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Blind man arrested over N20m worth of tyres

10 March 2016, 20:43

Lagos - A 61-year-old blind man has been arrested for allegedly stealing tyres worth N20 million in Lagos.

Identified as Monday Iruanya, the man was paraded by Police in Lagos on Wednesday alongside members of a robbery syndicate.

The items were said to have been stolen from a businessman in Apapa.

According to the Police, the tyres were stolen in a warehouse in Apapa and transported to Sagamu in Ogun State, before being intercepted by police officers in Ijebu Ode after being on their trail from Lagos, Naij reports.

Also read: Septuagenarian faces N700 000 fraud charge in Lagos

Iruanya, who was reportedly released from the Kirikiri prison in 2010 for stealing, was said to have provided the waybill listing the stolen items and the destination, after a promise of N100 000 from the proceeds.

According to the Lagos state commissioner of police Fatai Owoseni, among the suspects is a soldier, who is being trailed for aiding the 61-year-old blind man and other members of the gang, John Michael, Charles Chinonso, 30, and James Francis.

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