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Monday, 19 May 2014

Police Recover Nail Rods Planted on Highways to Puncture & Damage Car Tyres by Suspected Robbers

The nails

The Ogun State Police, yesterday, said it has recovered heavy nail‑like rods allegedly buried on highways along Abeokuta/Sagamu Expressway by suspected robbers to puncture tyres of moving vehicles.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement said the command’s anti‑robbery team attached to the expressway on patrol recovered the dangerous items allegedly planted by suspected hoodlum along the road.

He said: “It would be recalled that hoodlums have been using this technique to destroy tyres on highways, thus robbing their victims (commuters) of their belongings. This prompted the command to re-strategise and put the axis under surveillance before their ‘weapons’ were discovered.

“The command restated its commitment to wage wars against highway robbers and other criminals in the state. The Commissioner of Police Ogun State, CP Ikemefuna Okoye has reassured the people of Ogun State and those on transit in the state of adequate security of lives and property particularly on our highways.

“The commissioner has ordered the Area Commander Sagamu, Assistant Commissioner of Police Lanre Bankole and his Ijebu Ode counterpart, ACP Mudashiru Abdullahi to investigate the two cases respectively and make sure they apprehend those involved in the acts of planting heavy nail‑like objects on the roads all over their areas particularly Lagos/Ibadan and Ijebu Ode/Benin Expressways that pass through the two area commands in the state.

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