Seven fake soldiers has been arrested in Lagos and Sagamu by the Commissioner of Police in Ogun state, Edward Ajogun, on Tuesday, after the gang failed in their operation on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Ajogun said the criminal gang engaged his men in a gun battle, which led to the death of one of them while seven others escaped.
The Commissioner of Police, while parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters at Eleweran, Abeokuta, said the suspects, who were members of a gang, had operated at Ijebu-Ife around 2.30 am on September 4 in military camouflage uniforms.
He said operatives of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad, led by CSP Muhammad Tijani fished out the suspects from their different hideouts within and outside the state.
The name of the suspects include;Ikechukwu Alore, Ifeanyi Emmanuel, Chinbueze Kingsley, Obiora Michael, Elias John, and Vincent Magnus– were arrested at different locations in Lagos. He added that the remaining one, Chigozie Michael, was arrested in Sagamu, Ogun State.
He said, “The gang leader, Obiora Michael, who sustained bullet wounds during the gun battle with the SARS operatives,was traced to his home in the Ajangbadi area of Lagos on September 17, where his wife was treating him, having lied to her that he sustained the injuries in a road accident.”
Ajogun presented a cash gift of N100,000 to the SARS operatives as a commendation for their efforts leading to the arrest of the suspects.