The thieves were caught with 17 stolen exotic cars and other items where uncovered by the police, the police revealed that the items also included two locally made single barrel pistols and assorted ammunitions.
Police Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba said that his noys had started investigating the group for some time now, and knew they specialise in robbing motorists of their cars.
He said: “The suspects were arrested following a petition by one of their victims who complained that he was robbed of two vehicles and other valuables on June 27, 2013 at his Ile-Ife home.
“Consequently, the arrest of one Omoniyi Ajewole, a 28-year-old male from Ilesha and his evidence upon interrogation led to the arrest of other gang members namely: 20 years-old Oluseye Idowu Jacob, who is also from Ilesha in Osun state, Oluwadamilare Rasaki, Ajisafe Olawale, Ogunniyi Sunday, Tolani Babatunde aka Biggy, Abubakar Umar aka Barry, Odeyemi Itunnu aka Gomina and Ayodeji Olumudi.
“While commending the police detectives for their commitment, diligence and professionalism which led to the breakthrough and subsequent recovery of the stolen items, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, enjoined the citizens to continue to support the police with relevant information, calling on all those who had lost their vehicles in the recent past to come forward with their proof of ownership so as to reclaim them.”
Mba revealed that they have made plans to arraign the criminals to court.
Sources: Naij.com news, The Nation
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