26 carjackers have been detained and later paraded by the Oyo State Police Command on suspicion of involvement in armed robbery, kidnapping and fraudulent acts on Thursday in Ibadan.
According to the information provided by the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Indabawa, 26 robbers were arrested and 7 stolen automobiles were confiscated. It was gathered that all the vehicles were snatched at gun points in different parts of the state.
During the police operation on April 17, two of the suspects were arrested at the crime scene. While being interrogated they confessed to have ties with an armed robbery syndicate operating in Ibadan, Oyo and Ogbomoso.
They appeared to be experts in stealing expensive and exotic cars and illegaly selling them to people in Kano and Kaduna. In view of this, some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad were sent to Kano and Kaduna to arrest the buyers and recover the stolen vehicles.
Mohammed Indabawa assured that after a thorough investigation, all the suspects will be charged to court. The vehicles recovered include one Toyota Matrix marked LND 86 BD; a Toyota Highlander marked APP 781 AZ; a Honda Odyssey marked APP 264 CQ; one Toyota Camry marked KMC 61 PW and a Honda Civic registered as FS 631 KJA.
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