Robbery gang that specialised in attacking residents and snatching their personal belongings at gunpoint have been arrested by the men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Ondo State.
NSCDC arrested the suspects identified as Asukwo Abednego and Ajiwe Oluwaseun in Akure, the state capital.
The duo, who always pretended to be commercial motorcyclists, were in the habit of searching for passengers and robbing them.
The Ondo NSCDC Commandant, Eweka Edenabu, paraded the suspects and said they had been on the watch list of the command for several months before they were finally caught.
One of the suspects normally posed as Okada rider in search of passengers while the other two suspects would hide.
As soon as the motorcyclists (who is also a member of their gang) pick a passenger and approaches a lonely terrain; the riders would stop in the pretense that the motorcycle was faulty and the two suspects would come out from their hideouts, unleash terror on the victim and cart away all his or her belongings.
The two suspects had confessed to the crime through their statements, they would be charged to court.
No less than seven residents, who had fallen victim to the gang, had visited the command to identify the suspects.
items recovered from the suspects include an unregistered motorcycle, a bag containing baby and female dresses, three mobile phones and the sum of N4,600.
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