Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested three suspected armed robbers at a crime scene in Iju-Aga, Ajuwon, Ifo Local Government Area of the state. The suspects reportedly left Lagos State to carry out a robbery operation in Ogun State before they were arrested.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. Oyeyemi said the suspects, Samuel Sunday, 20; Adeleke Mustapha, 22; and Joel Rotimi, 19, were arrested after a distress call was made to the police. According to him, Sunday is a resident of Fagba in Lagos State; Mustapha lives at Ajala area of Lagos State, while Rotimi resides on Taju Bello Street, Agbado, Ogun State. Oyeyemi added that the police in Ajuwon received a distress call from residents of Iju-Aga around 1.45am. According to him, the police were told that armed men numbering about six invaded the area and were dispossessing innocent members of the community of their valuables.
He said, “Upon the distress call, the DPO Ajuwon, SP Andrew Akinseye, quickly led his men to the area, where the hoodlums, who took to their heels on sighting the policemen, were given a chase and apprehended. Recovered from them are a cut-to-size locally-made pistol, four Bajaj motorcycles, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, two voter cards and two national identity cards.”
The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Edward Ajogun, had ordered the transfer of the suspects to the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation. “The CP also appealed to members of the public to always make use of the command’s control room numbers, which are 08081770416 and 08081770419, whenever in distress for the police to respond swiftly,” Oyeyemi added.