A pregnant woman and two men have been arrested in Benin, Edo State, for alleged armed robbery.
It was gathered that the gang ’ s mode of operation involved the woman feigning labour pains along busy roads , while her accomplices would pounce on any would – be helper and rob them .
The gang members were identified as Jumoke Akanbieme , Osagiede Izevbokun and Godfrey Okonide.
The operation that led to their arrest was said to have taken place on the Murtala Mohammed Way, where they robbed the owner of a Toyota car , who attempted to help the pregnant woman.
Her accomplices were said to have come out from their hiding place and forced the motorist to drive to the Upper Sokponba Road , where they dispossessed him of the car .
The suspects were set to dismantle the car and sell of its parts when the police from the Ugbekun Division swooped on and arrested them.
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The state Police Public Relations Officer , Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the incident , said , “So many cars have been snatched by the syndicate in the same manner . ”
Akanbieme said her partner, who is currently being hunted by the police , lured her into the crime .
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