Police arrest suspects who came from Lagos to rob in Ogun State
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested two armed robbery suspects in Ajuwon, Ifo Local Government Area.
According to a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the two suspects were identified as Evans Iyam and Adedayo Taiwo.
The PPRO said the two suspects were arrested while on robbery romp at Damsalam street in Ajuwon area and a locally made short gun was recovered from them.
“The suspects were arrested following a distress call received by the police in Ajuwon division that a three-man robbery gang had stormed the street and shooting sporadically thereby thrown the whole street into a panic,” Oyeyemi said per Vanguard.
“On receiving the distress call, the DPO Ajuwon Division, SP Andrew Akinseye mobilized his anti-robbery team and moved to the scene.
“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums took to their heels but were hotly chased with support of the members of the community, two members of the gang who came on a motorcycle were apprehended while the third one escaped with their motorcycle.
“On interrogation, they confessed to have come to the street from Ishasi in Lagos State for the robbery operation.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) for discreet investigation.
He also ordered a manhunt for the fleeing member of the gang.