Ogun police arrest 28-year-old man for armed robbery, murder
Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 28-year-old man, Moses Ayomide, for armed robbery and alleged killing of one Qudus Popoola.
The suspect was arrested on Sunday, December 11, 2022, following a distress call received by policemen at Agbado divisional headquarters, that armed robbers were operating at Fadahunsi Ijoko area of Agbado, in Ifo Local Council of the state.
Upon the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Agbado division, Superintendent of Police (SP), Awoniyi Adekunle, quickly led his men to the scene, where it was discovered that while the armed robbers were escaping after robbing one Bashirat Anibire, a Point of Sale (PoS) operator of her bag, containing cash sum of N400,000 and her itel phone, the robbers shot and killed 25-year-old Popoola, and also injured one Faleye Oluwaseun.
According to the police, the robbers were hotly chased, and with the help of youths in the area, one of them, Moses Ayomide, was apprehended, while others escaped.
“The injured victim was rushed to hospital for medical attention, while the deceased’s corpse was released to the family on request that they need to bury him in accordance with their religious belief.
“Investigation revealed that the robbers, who were three in number, came on a motorcycle without light at about 7:00p.m. and attacked Anibire, who was just closing from her POS shop.
“The victim managed to escape from the robbers, but while running away with her seven-year-old son, the robbers got hold of the son which made the woman run back to save her son.
“It was in the process that the robbers were able to snatch her bag and the phone.
“The shout for help from the woman attracted the youths of the area, who started pursuing the robbers, while a distress call was also made to the police.
“It was in their bid to escape from the scene that the deceased and one other were shot by the robbers,” the police said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police (CP), Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for discreet investigation.
The CP also sent a condolence message to the family of the deceased, and assured them that the Command will do everything possible to apprehend the escaped members of the gang.