Suspected armed robber arrested with a stolen car along Sagamu-Ikenne road
Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command arrested a suspected armed robber identified as Alo Monday with a stolen Toyota Camry on Friday.
The suspect was said to be a member of an armed robbery gang operating along Sagamu-Ikenne Road, where they also hijacked the unregistered Toyota.
Alo, who is an indigene of Ebonyi State, was arrested following a distress call received by police at Sagamu division at about 8:30pm that armed robbers were operating along Sagamu-Ikenne route.
According to a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi on Sunday, the DPO of Sagamu division, SP Okiki Agunbiade, immediately mobilised his patrol team and moved to the scene.
“On sighting the policemen, the robbers quickly jumped into an already snatched unregistered Toyota Camry car (also known as “Muscle”) and started driving towards Lagos-Sagamu interchange,” Oyeyemi said.
“They were hotly chased by the policemen, consequent upon which they abandoned the car and ran into the bush.”
According to Oyeyemi, the entire area was cordoned off by the policemen who, he said combed the bush in search of the hoodlums.
“The effort paid off when one of the robbers, Alo Monday, was apprehended with a sledge-hammer which he used to hit the owner of the car on the head before snatching the vehicle,” he continued.
“The combing exercise drew the attention of youths and commercial motorcyclists in the area who descended heavily on the suspect and beat him to stupor.
“He was ‘smuggled’ out of the place by the police who took him to the hospital for treatment.”
The Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to state CIID for discreet investigation.