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Police arrests suspected traffic robber in Lagos

Police operatives in Lagos have arrested a suspected armed robber, Emeka Igwe, in the state.

The spokesman for the state police command, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest on the police Twitter handle on Saturday.

He said the 28-year-old had earlier escaped from the police during an operation in which three members of his gang were arrested.

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The spokesman said three pistols were recovered from the suspect.

“The suspect and his group, members of the `Aro-Baga’ cult group, specialize in robbing people of their valuables in traffic gridlocks.

“Following relentless follow-up investigation, Igwe, leader of the gang, previously at large, has been arrested,’’ Hundeyin wrote.

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