A 28-year-old Kingsley Chibuzor, who escaped from the Kirikiri Medium Prison in 2011 has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for armed robbery.
Chibuzor and two other members of his gang, Prince Nwafor and Ozor Enebeli, who specialised in car snatching, were arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, led by Superintendent of Police Abba Kyari.
Four exotic vehicles, including a Toyota FJ Cruiser, and three locally made guns were recovered from them.
Sources at SARS disclosed that Kingsley, who was a commercial bus driver in 2011, was arrested for malicious damage by the Police at Orile Police Station and was charged to court and remanded in prison.
Few weeks after he was remanded, he managed to escape and formed a robbery gang that terrorised Lagos, Ebony, Delta and Anambra states, snatching more than 15 exotic cars.
SARS operatives were said to have intercepted an intelligence report on the gang’s activities and tracked them across various states in the country.
A popular car dealer in Ebonyi State, who is known for receiving stolen vehicles, and one other of an undisclosed location were also arrested.
Kingsley was also said to have provided information that led to the arrest of others and the subsequent recovery of four of the stolen vehicles.