Police operatives in Osun State have apprehended six suspected highway robbers all putting in military camouflage uniforms operating along Ife-Ilesa Expressway in the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, while parading the suspected robbers at the command headquarters in Osogbo on Wednesday, said the suspects were arrested at the scene of the robbery operation by his men with the aid of local vigilantes on Monday night.
Adeoye said two other suspected highway robbers who planted spikes on the roads to puncture vehicle tyres in order to rob motorists and passengers were equally arrested.
The suspected robbers, who made use of carved wood as guns for their operations, usually come from Lagos to operate in Osun and always returned to base.
A suspect, Yekini Kareem, 62, who has been on the police wanted list for two years was also paraded by the police.
He said Kareem, also known as Abija, lured a rice seller from Saki in Oyo to Osogbo, in May 2017 and engaged some criminals to dispossess him of his goods and money, before killing him.
He also said the command had so far arrested five persons in connection with the case between the period of the incident and December 2018.
He said the prime suspect recently arrested at his hideout in Lagos on Monday and other arrested criminal suspects would be charged to court soon.
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