Ogun police arrests 4 armed robbery suspects


The armed robbery suspects.

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*’Another commendable police response working for Ogun security’

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command, on Friday, arrested four suspected armed robbers in the Oke-Ira, Ilashe area of Agbara in Ado Odo Local Council Development Area of Ogun State.

The suspects, according to a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, were arrested following their attack on a block making industry located in the area in which they dispossessed one Akeem Lateef of N300,000.

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Armed with guns, axes and other offensive weapons, the police said, the suspects stormed the block industry at about 1.45 pm, shooting sporadically into the air and brandishing other dangerous weapons which they used to threaten their victim before snatching the money from him.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), said, “The people of the area who have scampered to safety covertly made a distress call to Agbara Division, consequent upon which the DPO, CSP Yemi Oyeniyi led a team of anti-robbery to the scene and engaged the hoodlums in gun battle.

“After the shootout, four of the hoodlums namely; Muse Ibrahm, 23yrs, Alashe Olaleye, 23yrs, Efe Ejoh, 26yrs, and Olamilekan Adebayo were arrested while others escaped into the nearby bush with their guns and snatched money,” he said.

The police listed items recovered from the armed robbery suspects as axe, one bag containing knife and three caps as well as wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp.

In the meantime, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered a serious manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang while equally directing that the suspects already arrested be transferred to FSARS for discreet investigation.

The DEFENDER had reported recently how the joint responses of Ogun and Lagos states’ Police Commands aided the quick resolve of the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges (NTIC) kidnap issue, describing same as commendable response.

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