The Kwara State Police Command yesterday paraded six highway robbery suspects, including three others, who specialise in stealing commercial motorcycles from their owners using grinded pepper and other corrosive substances.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Chinwike Asadu, who addressed journalists, said arms and ammunition including two AK/47 rifles with Nos. KP342247 and 22618, two automatic pump action guns with Nos. 21-78INE and DT5B10, 37 live cartridges, 35 Nos. of 7.62MM AK/47 ammunition, and two AK/47 magazines, were recovered from the suspects.
He said, “Three of the robbery suspects specialised in motorcycle theft. They steal motorcycles from Kwara State and sell them in neighbouring states. The hoodlums pretend to be innocent passengers and motorcycles, only to put pepper or other corrosive substances into the eyes of the riders and take the motorcycles away from them. But luck has ran out against them”.