Kogi State Police Command has arrested eight persons, alleged to specialise in stealing motorcycles in the state. The suspects (names withheld) were apprehended by Adavi Division in Okene with 15 different brands of motorcycles.
A statement from the office of the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ajayi Okasanmi, said the arrest was based on revelations made by the gang’s leader.
It said: “On August 7, acting on a tip off, men of the Ambush Squad attached to Adavi Division Okene, arrested a man from Osisi Adavi LGA with a new motorcycle and in the course of investigation he confessed to being the leader of a 10-man syndicate that specialises in stealing motorcycles.”
The statement said the suspects, made up of technicians and mechanics, carry out their operations within and around the state, adding that their professions make it easier for them to dismantle and assembly motorcycles at will and then resell.