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Police arrest ‘one chance’ commercial drivers in Akure

By Ayodele Popoola

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The Ondo State Police Command said it has arrested a three-man gang, who are serial taxi robbers known as “ one chance.”

The suspects are identified as; Bassey,36, Kayode Akinlosolu, 42 and Blessing Adekunle,32.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Funmilayo Odunlami, who disclosed this in a statement made available to The Hope Metro said the suspects were arrested on April 16, 2022 at about 07:25pm along roadblock Benin/Owo/Ilesha expressway, Akure.

She said the suspects robbed one of their victims (names withheld) of her Infinix Smart 5 phone while on motion and told her to alight along the road.

“Two ladies(names withheld) boarded a taxi and one of them was robbed of her Infinix Smart 5 phone while on motion and told to alight alongside the road as the car was no longer going their way.” She said.

Odunlami said, “A taxi cab with number plate BDR 743 XA and one stolen Itel Android phone was also recovered from them.

The PPRO added that  the suspects, during interrogation confessed to be serial robbers whose area of speciality was using taxi to rob unsuspecting citizens who board their vehicles within the state and rob them of their phones and other valuables.

She, therefore, advised members of the public to be conscious of their environment and the vehicle they board.

According to her, the suspects would soon be arraigned in court.

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