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Ogun Police nab four suspected armed robbers

By Bukky Olajide, Abeokuta
27 October 2022   |   3:56 am
Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested four notorious armed robbery suspects, who specialise in snatching motorcycles from owners at gunpoint.

[FILES] Police officers (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested four notorious armed robbery suspects, who specialise in snatching motorcycles from owners at gunpoint.

 
The suspects:  Muhammad Adamu, 20; Okacha Alidu, 22; Yusuf Mohammed, 28 and  Muniru Sunmaila, 20 were arrested  in the early hours of Monday, October 24, 2022.
   
They were nabbed following a distress call received at Ajuwon police divisional headquarters at about 3:00a.m., that the suspects were operating and had attacked one Sunday Doile at Onibudo area of Akute and snatched his Bajaj motorcycle at gunpoint.  
   
Upon the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of  Ajuwon division, Superintendent of Police (SP) Andrew Akinseye, quickly mobilised his patrol team and moved to the scene. 
   
On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums who are about six in number, took to their heels in different directions, while one of them escaped with the snatched motorcycle. 
   
Others were pursued and four of them were apprehended. On interrogation, they confessed to being the syndicate responsible for various cases of motorcycle snatching in Ajuwon and its environs. 
 
They confessed further that their mode of operation is to use a motorcycle belonging to one of them to cross the one they want to snatch, show their gun to the victim and order him to surrender his motorcycle.  

According to them, any of their victims who struggle with them will be hit on the head with an iron rod, and the motorcycle will be taken away while the owner is unconscious. They claimed to have killed one of their victims in the process.

Recovered from them are: two locally made pistols, one iron rod, one cutlass, one live cartridge, three expended cartridges and assorted charms.
 
MEANWHILE, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for discreet investigation. He also directed that the escaped members of the gang must be hunted for, wherever they might be.