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Saturday, 3 October 2015
Night guard, ex-convict arrested for armed robbery in Ogun
The Ogun State Police command is not leaving any stone unturned in chasing armed robbers out of the state has they again arrested five suspected armed robbers who have been terrorizing the good people of Itele, Ijaba, Iya Iyesi and other places in Ado Odo Ota local government area of Ogun state.
They were arrested after the suspects had carried out some robbery operations in the areas.
According to statement on Friday and signed by the State Police Public Relations Officers, PPRO, DSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the arrested suspects are; Mohammed Aliu, Ojulari Sakiru, Akinniyi Ademola, Odeh Benedict and Sunday Uche.
“The detectives attached to the Special Anti Robbery Squad of the command while acting on a tip off, embarked on investigation of the activities of the armed robbers when the detectives arrested one of the suspects, Mohammed Aliu, in Lafenwa area of Abeokuta on September 20th, 2015 at 12:00 mid night,” the statement said.
The police said Aliu’s arrest, later led to the arrest of the four suspects at various locations in the state.
“Items recovered from the suspects included; 3 locally made single-barreled guns,a dummy gun,some life cartridges,assorted charms and 13 mobile phones and one Toyota Rav 4 SUV with Reg No JJJ 559 BF,” which according to the statement had been released to the owners as directed by the State Commissioner of Police, CP Abdulmajid Ali.
“Odeh Benedict,vwho is from Kogi State,vhad been in prison custody for another offence and was released recently before he was arrested for armed robbery, while Sunday Uche, who hails from Abia State was a night guard at Iyana Iyesi community and leader of the robbery syndicate.
“Sunday deceived the members of the community when they were calling on him while the robbery operation lasted,as he responded affirmatively that he was in charge,whereas he was the one who led the armed robbers to rob his “employers”.
“The Commissioner of Police has directed that the SARS, Ogun state should carry out proper investigation into the case and charge the suspects to court immediately the investigation is completed with the credible evidence the police have against them,” the statement said.
The police boss also advised members of the public to always screen those to be employed as night guards or maids to avoid such an incident in the state. Source: PM News