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Two one-chance robbers nabbed in Ogun: Police

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested two members of a four-man one-chance robbery gang in the state.

• March 29, 2024
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The Ogun State Police Command has arrested two members of a four-man one-chance robbery gang in the state.

In a statement on Friday, the state police public relations officer, Omolola Odutola, said the officers of the Sango Ota Division arrested the suspects after a hot chase along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

Ms Odutola said the arrests were made after the police received a report from a victim on March 23, who narrated that she “boarded a Toyota Corolla taxi at Ijako market, going to Itori, with four men surreptitiously posed as a fellow passenger in the said taxi.

“While on the way, the said men robbed the victim of her valuables by forcefully dispossessing her of her smartphone valued at eighty-five thousand naira (#85,000), the money realised from PoS machine sale, worth one hundred and twenty-three thousand naira (#123,000), and a separate cash sum of one hundred and five thousand naira (#105,000) and subsequently pushed her out of the car and fled.”

The state police spokesperson said the DPO acted on the report and ordered his surveillance team to find the perpetrators of the crime.

Ms Odutola said the police arrested the suspects on March 28 during a routine patrol around Itori after receiving information about their operational car.

“On sighting the policemen, the suspects abandoned their vehicle and ran in different directions. The crack police operatives gave them a hot chase, and they succeeded in arresting the duo of Aliu Oyetola ‘m’ 35yrs and Seyi Afolabi ‘m’ age 40yrs and recovering the Toyota Corolla vehicle with Reg. No GGE 659 FR, blue colour,” she said.  

Ms Odutola noted that both suspects have made confessional statements and are giving useful information that will lead to the arrest of others.

The commissioner of police, Abiodun Alamutu, directed that the suspects be transferred to the anti-robbery section of the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation and prosecution.

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