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F-SARS arrests 4 suspected armed robbers, recovers guns in Kwara

 

By Ahmed Ajikobi

Men of  Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad of Kwara State Command has arrested four suspected hoodlums in Ganmo,  Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.
The suspects whose identities are yet to be known were arrested penultimate Sunday and guns recovered from them.
Pilot Crime gathered that the said hoodlums who are currently cooling their heels  in police net were said to be notorious armed robbers  terrorising the  community and its environs.
The suspects, it was also learnt are in the early twenties.
According to a source in that community, who craved anonymity for security reasons, residents live in fear as a result of activities of the suspects.
“They have turn every corner in our community to hemp smoking joint and they lay ambush for passersby who they dispossess  of their belongings.
“There is no day that they to not perpetrate their nefarious activities. They assemble at the river bank in the area to smoke and hold  their meetings.
He said every effort to get rid of them and other criminal elements in the community had proved abortive.
“They have been  arrested several times by the police and subsequently released. We don’t know where they reside or come from but they are regular faces in the community,” the source added.
The source commended  F-SARS operatives for the arrest and urged them to ensure that the case is not swept under the carpet for safety of residents of the community.
When contacted on the development, the state Police Spokesman, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the arrest of the suspects.
He said that the case is still under investigation and efforts on to arrest other suspects.

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