Johnson Afokolu, Victor Michael and Jacob Usang were arrested on Saturday morning by
a police patrol team that saw them allegedly taking position to attack early travellers.
The suspects were said to have attempted to flee when they sighted the policemen but
were chased and apprehended.
It was gathered that a toy gun, knife, phones, substances suspected to be Marijuana, military
accoutrements and torches were from them.
“They confessed to have been responsible for most armed robbery cases in the area and that
other members of the gang usually joined them on special operations,” said police spokesman
Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP).
He said the Commissioner of Police Bashir Makama has ordered the immediate transfer of the
suspects to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for discreet investigation while massive
manhunt for their accomplices have commenced.