Police nab 2 more suspects of MMIA robbery

BY IFEANYI OKOLIE
LAGOS — The police in Lagos State, yesterday, said they have arrested two more suspects who took part in the March 13, 2013, robbery at Murtala Muhammed 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, Mr Umar Manko,  with five  AK47 rifles, magazines and dynamites.

Vanguard gathered that operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS traced the robbers to Kwara and Rivers States, where they arrested one Shina Aremu aka Chinaa in Kwara and Chimobi  in Port Harcourt.

Vanguard also learnt that  Chimobi, is a dynamite explosive expert who is regularly hired by all robbers that specialize in bank robbery in the South-West. According to sources, Chimobi had participated in all the bank robberies in the region.

Meanwhile, Vanguard further gathered that  when Chimobi’s apartment was located, the police laid ambush for more than three days  before arresting him.

The source said he was fatally injured when he snatched a pistol from one of the SARS operatives who was trying to handcuff him.

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