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SARS Officers Arrested As Robbery Suspects Escape From Police Cell With Handcuffs In Ondo



The Ondo state police command is currently on the trail of two armed robbery suspects who reportedly escaped from a cell with handcuffs.

Two robbery suspects identified as Rotimi Adeyeye and Adeoye Bukola, have reportedly escaped from a cell of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Ondo State Police Command, according to a report by PUNCH Metro.

According to reports, the suspects allegedly broke into the house of one Samuel Arifalo in the Ijoka area of Akure, and robbed him of some valuables on April 30, 2018.

A source disclosed to a correspondent that the suspects were later arrested and handed over to men of the Special Anti-Cultism Squad in Akure, who kept them in custody for 16 days.

The source added that the suspects were said to have been arrested for cultism instead of robbery.

“Some residents of the area informed the state Commissioner of Police about the matter and the commissioner directed that the suspects be transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

“On Monday, the suspects escaped from police cell with handcuffs in their hands. Till now, the police have yet to get them,” the source said.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, said the command had started investigation into the matter, adding that the suspects were not arrested for robbery, but for stealing and burglary, adding that the SARS officers on duty at the time of the escape had been arrested.

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