By Niyi Olutunde, Akure
The Ondo state police command has arrested two members of an armed robbery syndicate in the state.
The suspects are Kingsley Ngbi (30) and Jibril Alazigha (37) of Kayama Local Government of Bayelsa state.
Parading the suspects on Thursday before newsmen in Akure, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph said they were arrested on 6th June, 2019 after a report by their victim at the police station.
Joseph said one Yemisi Ogidan reported the syndicate to the police that she withdrew the sum of #975,000 at Zenith Bank Alagbaka branch on that faithful day and as she was going back home at a spot around Olasco Building Adjacent Wema Bank Along Oba Adesida road, a Toyota Corolla car that had been trailing her from the bank suddenly pulled-up beside her car.
The Police Spokesman said this made her jumped out of the vehicle and ran for cover as she was threatened to stop. The hoodlums who came out of the vehicle thereafter damaged the Siena car and made away with the money.
According to him, officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) took over the case with consequently which led to the arrest of the suspects.
Joseph said during the interrogation, they confessed to the crime adding that they belonged to a syndicate that specialized in robbing unsuspecting customers in Akure, the state capital by trailing them from the bank after withdrawing substantial amounts of money.
Joseph however stated that under the supervision of the Commissioner of Police, Mr Undie Adie, the command would intensify its onslaught against unrepentant criminals in the state.
He said items recovered from the suspects include: six masters keys and the vehicle Toyota Corolla with registration number, YEN 99 HB which they used in perpetrating their evil act.
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