September 18, 2020
Crime

Two-Man Motorcycle Snatching Gang Arrested In Ogun

Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a two-man robbery gang who specialized in drugging their victims before dispossessing them of their motorcycles.

The suspects, Chidi Umeh 40-year-old and Obinna Onyebuchi 28-year-old were arrested following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer, D.P.O, of Owode Egbado division from the residents of Alanu area of Owode Yewa that the two men who have drugged a motorcyclist were about taking his bike away.

The spokesman of Ogun State Command, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi said in Abeokuta that the D.P.O Owode Egbado Division, Mr Olabisi Elebute led the anti-robbery team to the scene where the two suspects were apprehended with the help of members of the public.

Mr Oyeyemi said one of suspects who claimed to be from Nnewi in Anambra State confessed to the crime pointing out that he used to come to Owode area to snatch motorcycles from the owners after drugging them through energy drink which he used to give his victims on a friendly note.

The Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, noted that one of the latest victim was still sleeping in the hospital as a result of the effect of the drug on him as of the time the suspects were writing their reports.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

Mr Ajogun advised motorcyclists to stop taking any edible from their passengers especially strangers to forestall a recurrence of such heinous crimes.

Olusegun Folarin

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