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July 25, 2024

Ekiti: Police arrest 8 suspected motorcycle snatchers

The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested eight suspected motorcycle snatchers.

A statement by the police spokesperson, DSP Sunday Abutu, said the suspects were arrested by the Rapid Response Squad of the Command.

The statement reads: “Due to the recent incessant robberies especially snatching of motorcycles within Ado-Ekiti and other identified areas in the State, the Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, CP AKINWALE KUNLE ADENIRAN, mni, ordered a serious manhunt for criminal elements who are terrorizing innocent civilians.

“This order has yielded positive results as the Command Rapid Response Squad(RRS), upon a tip off, arrested one Adebayo Bashiru a.k.a BASHY, Oluyemi Kunle a.k.a GBEGBE, Gabriel Isaac, Abubakar Abdullahi, Macon Andrew and Peter Ninfa who are notorious vehicles and motorcycles snatchers within Ikere/Ado-Ekiti and Igede-Ekiti Axis.

“The suspects, during interrogation, confessed that they have snatched so many motorcycles from their owners within Ikere/Ado/Igede-Ekiti Axis and further mentioned one Lawali Ibrahim and Kabiru Abdullahi as their accomplices who usually buy the motorcycles from them after snatching.

“Effort intensified led to the arrest of the three buyers who further confessed that they have transported seven of the stolen motorcycles to the Northern part of Nigeria for resale.

“One unregistered Yellow Color Bajaj Boxer Motorcycle was recovered from them at the point of arrest. Meanwhile, some of the victims came to identify the recovered motorcycle as the one used by the robbers to accost them and escape after robbing them.”

It would be recalled that on 25/04/2024, the Oye Divisional Police headquarters in collaboration with some residents of Trinity Hostel Area, Oye-Ekiti, arrested a notorious motorcycle snatcher, one Bernard Shadrach, who has snatched so many motorcycles from their owners within Oye-Ekiti, alongside his gang member, who is currently on the run.

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