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Police Arrest Three Highway Robbers

Three suspected highway robbers who allegedly terrorize Odogbolu/Ijebu-Ode expressway have been arrested by Ogun state police command.

The suspects, Johnson Afokolu, Victor Micheal and Jacob Usang who were arrested Saturday morning by Police patrol team while taking position to attack early travelers

Attempts to flee the scene after they were sighted by policemen foiled as they were finally apprehended after a close chase.

Newsmen learnt that harmful equipment and materials such as toy gun, a knife, phones, substances suspected to be marijuana, military accoutrements and torches were recovered from them.

The police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects were arrested on Saturday along the busy expressway.

Mr Oyeyemi said the suspects confessed to being responsible for most of the robbery cases in the area and that other members of their gang always joined them on special operations.

He said one toy gun, six torchlight, a military face cap, dried weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, knife, assorted clothes and three different types of handsets were recovered from them.

He said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Bashir Makama, had ordered the transfer of the suspects to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for investigation and also ordered a manhunt for the remaining members of the gang.

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