The drama began when officers from the zone arrested two suspects, Lateef Adeyemi and Ademola Jabar, who specialised in snatching flashy cars from Lagos. They send the car to Benin Republic through Habib for sale.
During police investigation, it was revealed by the suspects that other members of the gang were still at large and this information led to arrest of one Muri at Agbado-Ijaiye and Idowu Habib at Atan, Ogun state.
Muri, while speaking with Oodua Trust said he was in charge of the arms used by the gang but he gave the bag containing the arms to one Charles (who is still at large). He further stated that the stolen vehicles were always sent to one Alhaji Ganiyu who is based in Cotonou .
However, Habib told Oodua Trust that he was sent by one Alhaji Ganiyu who resided in Cotonou. According to him, he used the beads and the traditional ruler plate number in deceiving security operatives, who in their ignorance, took him for a traditional ruler while driving these stolen vehicles. He said he employed this means in order to escape arrest.
The AIG Zone 2 told Oodua Trust that the gang specialized in robbing owners of flashy cars from Nigeria and took them to Cotonou where they would eventually be sold. He further stated that Nigerian policemen had been instructed to always check anybody on the road, not minding the status of occupants of vehicles.
In a related vein, the police from zone 2 have also arrested a gang of robbers who specialised in robbing banks in Lagos. The suspects, Tochukwu Mike Egbo, Emeka Okafor, Celestine Mgbechi and Chijioke Udey, confessed to have been involved in various bank robberies in the city of Lagos.
The weapons found in their custody included five AK-47 rifles, one military rifle, one GMD military rifle; one pump action rifle and seventy-eight rounds of AK-47 live ammunition (in chain).