By Olusegun Folarin

Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested two men for allegedly dispossessing a woman of her belongings in a taxi along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

The suspects, 35-year-old Aliu Oyetola and 40-year-old Seyi Afolabi were arrested after the victim reported the incident at Sango Division.

The victim told the policemen that she was robbed by four men who posed as a fellow passenger in the taxi she boarded from at Ijako market, going to Itori.

She said the suspects pushed her out of the car after dispossessing her of her smartphone valued at eighty-five thousand naira, the money realized from a POS machine sale, worth one hundred and twenty-three thousand naira and a separate cash sum of one hundred and five thousand naira.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Omolola Odutola said in a statement in Abeokuta that two out of the four-man gang of “one chance robbery” were arrested after being given a hot chase by the Sango Ota police operatives.

The command’s spokesperson said the two suspects had made confessional statements and were cooperating with the police by giving useful information that would lead to the arrest of other fleeing felons adding that a Toyota Corolla vehicle with Registration No GGE 659 FR, blue colour was recovered. 

She noted that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Abiodun Alamutu had ordered that the suspects be transferred to the Anti-Robbery Department of the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.

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