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Police arrest three suspected robbers, recover 300 stolen bags of fertilizer

Police in Lagos have arrested three suspected robbers who specialise in breaking into warehouses and stealing of fertilizers at Iganmu area of the state.

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WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the Chief Security Officer of Flour Mills submitted a complaint about the robbery to the police and disclosed that there was an insider connection.

This revelation from the Chief Security of Flour Mills fast-tracked the investigation launched by the police which eventually led to the arrest of the suspects identified as  Banjo Adeleke (57), James Dalex (52) and Haladu Junaidu (52).

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While reacting to the development, the Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bala Elkana stated that the security guard of the warehouse was immediately arrested and taken to the station for questioning.

He said; “Investigation was later extended to Daleko market, Mushin where bags of the stolen fertilizer were recovered from a warehouse in the area. The bags of fertilizer were sold to some buyers from Kano State at the rate of N4,000 per bag.

“The suspects were at the point of moving them away when policemen stormed the market. The truck used in conveying the stolen fertilizer was impounded and the three suspects involved in the deal were arrested.”

It was further that 300 bags of the stolen fertilizer were recovered from the suspects whose case have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti.

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