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Police arrest two robbers in Ekiti, recover arms

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Two armed robbery suspects have been arrested by the police in Ekiti state, who also recovered arms and ammunition from them.

Spokesperson of the police command, DSP Sunday Abutu said the two suspects were arrested at their hideout in Atikankan area of Ado-Ekiti.

The arrested suspects have been identified as Olusesan Segun, popularly called “Always” and Kareem Gbenga, and it was further learnt that others took to their heels.

The command was able to arrest the suspects at their hideout, following intelligence received about them.

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Items recovered from them included a locally made single-barrel gun, one locally made pistol, 51 live cartridges and 32 pieces of underwear suspected to have been stolen.

Other items are 29 aluminium window frames, eight phones, some wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp and some wraps of a powdery substance suspected to be cocaine.

Upon being interrogated, “the suspects confessed that they are into armed robbery alongside those who are currently at large.”

They further disclosed that they peddled illicit drugs and that they were members of the Eiye confraternity.

The suspects would be arraigned accordingly while effort is on to arrest those on the run.

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