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Ogun police arrest two ex-convicts on their way from robbery operation

By Bukky Olajide, Abeokuta
30 June 2022   |   2:43 am
Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested two suspected armed robbers in Mowe area of the state who were coming from robbery operation in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

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Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested two suspected armed robbers in the Mowe area of the state who were coming from robbery operations in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

The two men, Wasiu Opeyemi, 37, an indigene of Ijebu ode and Noah Israel, 27, from Benue State were apprehended by men of the state’s anti-kidnapping unit, who were on routine patrol at the Mowe area of Lagos -Ibadan Expressway.

The two men, on a motorcycle, were accosted and stopped for questioning by the police team because of the suspicious manner they appeared.

The suspects made an attempt to escape but were quickly surrounded by the operatives and taken to the nearest police station.

On interrogation, they confessed that they were coming from Ogbomoso in Oyo State, where they had gone to carry out a robbery operation.

They confessed further that all the goods in their possession are proceed of the operation and stated that one of their victims was forced to transfer N100,000 into their account since nothing tangible was found with him.

The suspects, who claimed to have met at Oba Correctional Centre, while serving different jail terms, confessed to robbing their victims with cutlass and other dangerous weapons.

Recovered from them are two laptops, 11 phones of different types, one Rolex wristwatch, N120, 000 cash and bags containing household items.

MEANWHILE, Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered a thorough investigation of the suspects before transferring them to Oyo State where they will be prosecuted.

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