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The Ekiti State police command have arrested eight men suspected to be involved in the snatching of motorbikes from riders and the sale of the stolen properties, Ekiti News reports.

Mr Adeniran Akinwale, Ekiti Commissioner of Police, said that “the suspects included one Adebayo Bashiru, Oluyemi Kunle, Gabriel Isaac, Abubakar Abdullahi, Macon Andrew and Peter Ninfa who are suspected vehicles and motorcycles snatchers within Ikere/Ado-Ekiti and Igede-Ekiti axis.”

According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, Sunday Abutu, on Thursday, the CP said, “The suspects were arrested by the command’s Rapid Response Squad following a tip-off.

“The suspects, during interrogation, confessed that they had snatched so many motorcycles from their owners within the Ikere/Ado/Igede-Ekiti area and further mentioned one Lawali Ibrahim and Kabiru Abdullahi as their accomplices who usually bought the motorcycles from them after snatching.

“Intensified efforts led to the arrest of the two buyers who further confessed that they had transported seven of the stolen motorcycles to the Northern part of Nigeria for resale.

“One unregistered yellow colour Bajaj Boxer motorcycle was recovered from them at the point of arrest. Meanwhile, some of the victims came to identify the recovered motorcycle as the one used by the robbers to accost them and escape after robbing them,” the statement added.

The Commissioner, who said efforts would be intensified to arrest all others connected with snatching motorbikes, said the suspects would be charged in court upon the conclusion of investigations.

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