Suspected armed robber arrested on his way back from an operation


A suspected armed robber, Rotimi Ojugbele, was on Monday, September 27, arrested by men of the Ogun state police command along Ilaro/Owode Yewa road, while coming from a robbery operation.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, says the suspect was arrested when the DPO of Ilaro division, CSP Olayemi Jacob, led his men on an early morning patrol of the area at about 6 :30 am.

”While on the road, two men on motorcycle with one of them carrying a bag were accosted for stop and search, and immediately they were stopped, one of them jumped down and took to his heels while the other one was quickly apprehended.

On searching the bag found with them, the following items were found in the bag: one double barrel locally made pistol, One single barrel locally made pistol, nine live cartridges, one Samsung galaxy S8, two small Intel phones without sim card, two wraps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, one white wrist watch and cash sum of #460” Oyeyemi said


The spokesperson added that the state commissioner of police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. He also directed that the escaped suspect be hunted for and brought to justice.

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