The Ondo State Police Command yesterday paraded 13 Suspected Armed Robbers, who had been terrorising the citizens for several months.
The suspects were apprehended from Akure, Ore, and Igbokoda areas of the state.
Police spokesman Femi Joseph said the gang attacked a police officer attached to the state command and took away his vehicle and riffle.
Joseph said: “This gang had been attacking the people for a long time by snatching vehicles, money and other valuables.
“Unfortunately for them they were arrested after their latest attack on an officer who had car tracker on the vehicle. We trailed and got them arrested.”
He urged the people to continue supplying necessary information to the police as regards the activities of criminals in their locality for prompt action.
One of the suspects, Kola Ogunbiyi said he had been in prison for seven months over case of robbery, adding that it was in the prison that he got the contact of the gang.
Ogunbiyi, a native of Ikole in Ekiti state, said he was giving N25,000 after their last operation.
He said: “I have been in the prison for same case of robbery and it was in the prison that someone gave me the contact of a man called Otunba, who is the leader of the group that was how I join the gang again. I was involved in the last two operations; we snatched vehicles and also money from people. I was given N25,000 as my share after the operation.
“The car we snatched from the police officer was tracked and we were all arrested.”