Crime

Police Clash With Robbers, Arrest 3 in Ogun

Three members of a robbery gang who have been terrorizing Iju, Ota and its environs have been apprehended by the men of Ogun State Police Command.

The suspects, Bamidele Oluwashina, Adebowale Kehinde and Oluwasegun Abayomi were arrested following a distress call received by the police at Onipanu Divisional Headquarters that robbers were dispossessing people of their valuables.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a statement in Abeokuta said the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Onipanu Division, Mr Bamidele Job mobilized his patrol team to the scene and engaged the robbers in a gun duel where the three suspects were promptly arrested.

Mr Oyeyemi pointed out that one locally made pistol and two live cartridges were recovered from them, while one of the victims, Tosin Ajayi who was matcheted on the head by the hoodlums had been taken to the hospital for treatment. 

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

Olajumoke Idowu

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