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Published On: Mon, Oct 6th, 2014

Pastor, two others nabbed for diverting goods worth N25m

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Operatives of Federal Anti-robbery Squad have arrested three members of a suspected 4-man robbery gang which specialises in hijacking and diverting trucks transporting goods within Lagos and Ogun states.

The suspects, identified as pastor Peter Iyasele, a.k.a Major, Anthony Ibiade, and Amas Debar, were arrested after FEDSARS’ operatives received a tip-off that a group of robbers had hijacked a 25ft container bearing 25 units of heavy duty outdoor split air conditioners worth over N25 million, as one Oliver, surname unknown, is still at large.

The arrest of Amas Debar at Ijora led to the arrest of Anthony Ibiade and Peter Iyesele, after they had successfully hijacked the goods and transported it to their warehouse in Ibadan.

Their arrest led to the recovering of 22 units of the airconditioners, while one had been damaged.

Two of the airconditioners were, however, not recovered.

It was gathered that while Peter worked as a transporter, the other members of the gang are professional hijackers whose stock in trade was diversion of goods.

It was gathered that while the police are still making efforts to arrest Oliver, the other suspects have been charged to court. (NAN)

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