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We sold bridge rails for N7,000 —ROBBERY suspect

LAGOS—OPERATIVES of Rapid Response Squad, RRS, Lagos State Police Command have arrested a suspected member of a three-man syndicate which specialised in stealing bridge rails across the state.
The suspect, Musa
The suspect, Musa
The suspect, identified as Musa Inusa, was arrested on September 14, 2015 at about 2:30 am around Costain area of Lagos, while stealing rails with two other members of his gang who escaped.
According to the Commander of RRS, Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Olatunji Disu, policemen on patrol intercepted the suspect and his gang members while carting away the stolen railings.
He noted that one of the suspects was pushing a cart with ten-cut-to-size aluminium bridge rails, while the other two, identified as Abdullahi and Ibrahim fled on sighting the police.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect and his gang members were in the habit of cutting down the rails of highway bridges meant to save lives when eventualities occur on the highway within the metropolis,” he added.
Vanguard gathered that efforts are still on to apprehend the other two suspects who fled the dragnet of the police.
Suspect’s account
“I am one of the three-man syndicate who are stealing the bridge rails across the state. We have our own market where we sell the stolen rails. I am a native of Pagee Local Government Area in Kano State where my parents live at the moment.
“When I got to Lagos in 2010 to search for means of livelihood, all my efforts to secure a job were fruitless. It was Ibrahim who introduced this robbery act to me. The  midnight  I was arrested, Ibrahim, Abdullahi and I went to Costain by National Arts Theater and stole ten pieces of aluminium bridge rails. On our way back, we were intercepted by the Police. “We always sell one pole of bridge rail to one Alhaji Ibrahim at Ijora at the rate of seven thousand naira.

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