Ogun police nab two robbery suspects
Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested two members of a Lagos-based six-man robbery gang, who have been terrorising Ijebu Ode and its environs in recent time.
The suspects, Muyiwa Adebola and Lukman Ogunmuyiwa, were arrested following a distress call received at Igbeba Divisional headquarters, Ijebu Ode, on March 26, 2023, when the six-man gang invaded New site, Imoru Ijebu at about 1:30a.m. and held people of the area hostage.
According to police sources, the robbers dispossessed residents of their belongings, ranging from laptops, 32 different phones and a Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class car with registration number KRD 570 HM, at gunpoint.
“One Ayoola Taiwo was also shot and wounded at his right knee by the robbers.
“Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Igbeba division, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Musiliu Doga, led his men to the scene, but the robbers took to flight on sighting the policemen.
“They were hotly chased and one of them, Muyiwa Adebola, was arrested at Olisa area of Ijebu Ode and one of the robbed phones was recovered from him.
“On interrogation, he informed the police that the gang members were based in Lagos State, and he subsequently led detectives to Mushin area of Lagos, where the second suspect, Lukman Ogunmuyiwa, who also confessed his participation in the robbery, was apprehended.
“Recovered so far from the two suspects are- three HP laptops and three phones belonging to the victims,” the police source added.
Meanwhile, the suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) on the order of the outgoing Commissioner of Police, now Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Frank Mba, for discreet