Oyo Police Arrest Naval Officer for Escorting Snatched Vehicles

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Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Oyo State Police Command said Thursday that it has arrested a Lance Corporal with the Nigerian Navy, Jimoh Adesoye, 28, for escorting stolen vehicles to buyers. He is among others, including twin brothers and 12 suspects arrested for robbery and receiving stolen goods.

The state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, while parading the suspects said that the naval officer used his uniform and position to transport vehicles snatched by criminal gangs to buyers.

He said: “The Lance Corporal often used his position and uniform to transport vehicles snatched by the gang and helped dispose of the stolen vehicles.

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“The gang which is also on the wanted list of SARS in Lagos and Kwara states was responsible for the spate of armed robbery and car snatching along Ogbomoso/Ilorin Expressway, Oyo State, Lagos, Kwara and other states in the South-West.

“Six of the suspects were arrested in their criminal hideout at Ilasa area, Ogbomoso by SARS unit, Ogbomoso following a credible intelligence by the command’s strategic partners.”
The commissioner added that their arrest led to the arrest of other members of the gang at various locations in the state.

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