By Augustine Ehikioya
In efforts to rid Ogun State of crimes, Police Officials in the State have arrested three suspected armed robbers.
They were arrested at Orita area of Ilaro while on their way to carry out robbery operation.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).
It said “Men of Ogun State Police Command on the 8th of June, 2022 arrested three members of a robbery syndicate who are on their way to carry out robbery operation.
“The suspects, 27 years old Ibiyemi Wasiri a.k.a fellow, 20 years old Alabi Ojugbele and 18 years old Obe Lekan were arrested at Orita area of Ilaro, during the joint routine patrol carried out by men of Ilaro Area Command and Ilaro Divisional Headquarters.
“The suspects, who were on a Bajaj motorcycle with defaced number plate jumped down from the motorcycle when they sighted the Policemen and they ran to different direction.”
The statement said the armed robbers were hotly chased by the Policemen before they were all arrested.
It added “A search was conducted on them and one locally made pistol, four live cartridges and assorted criminal charms were recovered from them.
“On interrogation, Ibiyemi Wasiri informed the Police that he was an ex-convict, and that he still has a pending case of unlawful possession of firearm in a Magistrate Court.”
All the suspects, the statement noted, confessed that they were going for robbery operation before they were arrested by the Policemen.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, it said, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.