A graduate of the University of Lagos and six others have been apprehended by operatives from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Lagos State police command over series of car snatching incidents in Lagos and Ogun states.
The arrested suspected were on Tuesday paraded before newsmen by the state police boss, Kayode Aderanti, who reiterated the commitment of the police in the state to make the state a “no go area” for criminals.
Report has it that the suspects were said to be responsible for the snatching of a car belonging to a journalist with Channels Television around OPIC area of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The Lagos State police boss told newsmen that the arrested suspects took their car snatching activities beyond Lagos and Ogun states to Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Edo states.
The Lagos police boss said “on January 17, a staff of Channels Television reported the snatching of her Sport Utility Vehicle at gunpoint around OPIC, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.”
He continued that “immediately the incident was reported, I ordered the officer in charge of the state SARS, Abba Kyari, to launch a massive manhunt on the robbers.”
Aderanti also added that “three of the robbery suspects were arrested in Ojodu and Ikorodu areas of Lagos. They were Maven Bali, Cheikube Emeka, Ejike Chukwuemeka, Nura Mohammed, Jacob Ali, Titus Johana, and Richard Augustine.”
One of the suspects, Chukwuemeka, who claimed to have graduated from UNILAG, said “I studied accounting from the University of Lagos in 2006 and after graduation, I worked briefly at the Apapa Tincan as a clearing agent. When the business was not going well, I travelled to South Africa in the pursuit of greener pasture.”
He, however, blamed his involvement in robbery on his relationship with a certain Emeka, whom he met while working at the Tincan Port in Lagos.
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