Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Lagos MMI Airport March 13th Robbery Suspects Paraded

The Lagos State Police Command today paraded seven suspected armed robbers said to have carried out the robbery attack on the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, last month.

The gang of armed robbers had attacked the airport on 13 March, 2013, shot two policemen dead and made away with millions of dollars stolen from the Bureau De Change in the airport.

More pictures of the charms they were caught with, after the cut

Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, who paraded the suspects, said the robbers were not based in Lagos, as they were arrested in Osun and Oyo State.
And the police recovered from the suspects:
  • five AK 47 rifles,
  • four dynamites,
  • 64 AK 47 Magazines, all fully loaded with 30 rounds totaling 1,920 live ammunitions,
  • Toyota Siena Space Bus, with registration number BDG 918 AG,
  • two locally made pistols,
  • two masks
  • and several charms.
The suspects also confessed to the armed robbery at the MMIA and several other deadly robberies in Lagos, Ogun, Ondo and Kwara States, such as:
  • the Oro First Bank/Union Bank armed robbery in Kwara State in January 2013;
  • First Bank /Wema Bank armed robbery in Ikirun in Osun State in December 2012
  • The Bullion Van robbery attack at Odogbolu Junction, on Lagos-Ijebu Ode Expressway in January 2013.
  • The armed robbery attack at the MMIA in February 2012 where about N600 million was carted away.
  • Then the March 13th 2013 MMIA robbery.
Manko said investigation was still ongoing with a view to arresting fleeing suspects soonest.

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