Crime

Car, Bike Thieves Apprehended in Ogun

Two brothers, Emanuel Nwachukwu and Sunday Nwachukwu have been arrested by the Operatives of Ogun state Police command for allegedly stealing a car marked JJJ 661 GJ.

The suspects, car wash Operators, were apprehended on the Lagos/Ibadan expressway by men of Federal Highway patrol, who were on stop and search duty along the axis.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed the arrest of the suspects in Abeokuta said the two brothers were arrested on their way to Imo state with the vehicle.

Mr Oyeyemi explained that the two brothers who live at No 2, Onifade street Fagba Lagos confessed that they stole the car from one Bello Muyideen Kolawole of Arobaba street, Idimu Lagos. 

He pointed out that the Divisional Police Officer, DPO Ewu-Oliwo division,  Toyosi Bello, contacted the said owner, who told the policemen that he took the car to the suspects to wash, only for the two brothers to run away with it.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Lanre Bankole, has directed that the two suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments, for onward transfer to Lagos State Command, where the crime was originally committed. 

In another development, the Ogun State-owned Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps, So-Safe Corps, has arrested a 48-year-old farmer, Oladele Simon for allegedly hijacking a motorbike at gunpoint.

The state Commander of So-Safe Corps, Commander  Dr  Soji Ganzallo, made this known in a statement through Director of Information and Public Relations of the Corps, Assistant Commander Mr Moruf Yusuf.

Dr Ganzallo noted that the suspect was arrested after the victim reported the incident at the Ifonyintedo Division of the Corps that his motorcycle had been hijacked by the suspect at gunpoint.

The So Safe Corps Commander who advised residents especially the motorcyclist, the commuters and the passengers to always prioritize their security and safety also stressed the need for passengers to desist from using their phones while on bike.

He listed items recovered from the suspect to include one unregistered hijacked red motorbike and a locally made gun 

Dr Ganzallo pointed out that the suspect had been transferred to the Nigeria Police, Idiroko Divisional Police Headquarter for further investigation and likely prosecution.

Olatunji Idowu

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