Police nab 2 more Lagos airport robbery suspects

By Ifeanyi Okolie

Police in Lagos State have arrested two more suspects, who allegedly took part in the March 13 robbery at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, where two policemen were killed and several others injured.

Seven members of the gang were earlier arrested and paraded by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, with five AK-47 rifles, magazines and dynamites.

Vanguard gathered that operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, led by Superintendent of police, Abba Kyari, traced the suspects to Kwara and Rivers states, where they arrested one Shina Aremu A.K.A. Chinaa in Kwara and Chimobi in Port Harcourt.

It was also alleged that Chimobi is a dynamite explosive expert, regularly hired by armed robbers that specialise in bank robbery operating in the South-West.

The sources said: “He was prominent in the CCTV footage of the first bank robbery at Share Road, Kwara State on September 9, 2012 and this year’s robbery incidents.”

It was gathered that detectives from SARS laid ambush for more than three days after locating the suspect’s apartment before arresting him.

The source added: “It was then that one of our experienced officers, who had already taken good position knowing the type of person they were arresting, aimed at his leg and shot him.”

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