Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested three suspected highway robbers at Alapako Area along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway for allegedly dispossessing passengers of their belongings.
The suspects, Uzefa Idris, Adamu Yakubu and Ayuba Buhari were arrested following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Owode Egba Division that a Mazda bus had been forcefully stopped on the highway by a gang of armed robbers.
The spokesman of the Ogun State Police Command, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, who said in a statement that the suspects took to their heels when they sighted policemen, noted three of the suspects were apprehended in their attempt to escape into the bush.
Mr Oyeyemi explained that two of the victims, Oluwakemi Oyegade and Zacheaus Olaniyi, who narrated their experiences, claimed that they were disposed of the sum five hundred and forty-five thousand naira.
The police spokesman said items recovered from the arrested suspects included the sum of ninety-nine thousand, seven hundred naira and a phone.
Meanwhile, Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Kenneth Ebrimson, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, for discreet investigation and prosecution.