Vanguard (Lagos)

8 February 2013

Nigeria: Robbers Abandon Loot, Flee With Gun

Sapele — POLICE in Delta State have launched a manhunt for two members of a four-man robbery gang, who bolted with their cut-to-size gun during a search operation by men of the Special Anti-Crime Patrol on Amukpe-Aghalokpe Road, near Sapele, Wednesday.

However, two other members of the gang were nabbed and are currently helping the police in their investigations.

At Ozoro/Emevor Road in Isoko area of the state, two suspected bandits, driving in Toyota Camry cars, with number plates LF 61 KJA and AV 878 USL, also took to their heels on sighting a team of Delta State Special Anti-Crime Patrol in the area, abandoning a Ghana-must-go bag filled with drugs.

Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Famous Ajieh, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects, said the suspected robbers, who specialise in snatching motorcycles were intercepted by the police patrol team at about 10.00 hours, Wednesday.

"In the process of conducting search on their persons, the boys suddenly took to their heels and escaped into a nearby bush, while policemen chased and arrested two of them. Two motorcycles were also recovered from them," he added.

On the second incident, he said, "On sighting the police, the two drivers stopped the cars and jumped into the bush and a thorough search was later conducted on the vehicles. During the search, opium key, popularly known as master key, suspected to belong to the hoodlums, one Ghana-must-go bag containing drugs were recovered."

"One driver's license and two identity cards suspected to belong to the suspects were also recovered. The case is under investigation," he added.

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