Police nab four robbery suspects one month after operation
By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested four members of a robbery syndicate terrorizing Sango Ota and its environs in recent time.
The suspects, Sherrif Kamoru 28, Rabiu Seyidu 37, Opeyemi Adebayo 26 and Ajibola Fakolade 21 were arrested following a report lodged at Sango Divisional Headquarters on the 20 March 2023 by one Adeleye Sunday, who reported that he was attacked by some armed hoodlums at about 5:30am at Joju area of Sango Ota.
According to a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, the victim stated further that the hoodlums dispossessed him of his two phones after inflicting matchete cut on his neck.
Having taken away his phones, the hoodlums siphoned N600,000 from his account through the bank’s app on the phone.
“Upon the report, the DPO Sango Ota Division, CSP Saleh Dahiru detailed his detectives to technically trace the suspects and bring them to justice.
“The detectives swung into action, and acting on credible intelligence, the hideout of the suspects was located and four amongst them were apprehended.
“Recovered from them are; one cutlass, one techno POP 2f belonging to the victim and a nose mask used by one of them during the operation.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Olanrewaju Yomi Oladimeji has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution,” the statement said.