Men of Ogun state police command have arrested three Fulani teenagers for highway robbery at Alapako area on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in the state .
The suspects - Uzefa Idris (19), Adamu Yakubu (18) and Ayuba Buhari (17), were arrested following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer Owode Egba division, SP Mathew Ediae.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this on Sunday, in a statement .
Oyeyemi said the DPO was told that a Mazda bus had been forcefully stopped on the highway by a gang of armed robbers and the occupants were being dispossessed of their belongings.
The PPRO said "upon the distress call, the DPO Owode Egba, SP Mathew Ediae quickly led his Anti Robbery team to the scene.
"On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums took to their heels but, were chased into the bush where three amongst them were apprehended."
Oyeyemi explained that the driver of the bus, Zacheaus Olaniyi and a passenger were rescued from the robbers .
He said the police were able to recover N545,000 and one itel phone belonging to the passenger , Oluwakemi Oyegade .
The Police spokesperson said "the two victims narrated that the hoodlums jumped on the road from the bush and forcefully stopped the vehicle consequent upon which they started beating them with matchet before dispossessing them of their valuables.
"Recovered from the arrested ones are: the sum of N99,700 and one itel phone."
Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered immediate transfer of the suspects to Special Anti-Robbery Squad for discreet investigation and prosecution.
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