A spiritualist who is supposed to be the confidante of an armed robbery gang has betrayed them to the police.
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A gang of suspected armed robbers, who operate along the Lagos and Ogun state border, has been betrayed by their own spiritual consultant after he allegedly reported their activities to police.
Vanguard reports that they stole a Toyota Highlander and locked the owner in the booth of car. They later dropped the man by the road side before going away with the vehicle.
The gang parked it in the premises of the spiritualist at Ilaro, a border community in Yewa South Local Government area of Ogun State. The spiritualist promptly reported them to police.
The five-man gang is made up of two Beninoise and three Nigerians: Adebayo Salako, Sefiu Kareem, Kola Isaq, Abiodun Arapamido and Fagbemi Isaiah.
A police source, who requested anonymity, said: “Policemen attached to Ogun State Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, arrested five men in their hideout.
"The suspects are being detained at the FSARS Magbon Abeokuta.”
The source said the robbery suspects said they had to push the car to the home of their spiritualist, who is also a member of their gang.
Vanguard gathered that the police recovered one AK-47 rifle from the gang.
The leader of the gang, identified simply as Peter, is said to be on the run.