Ogun police nab three motorcycle robbers
Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested three members of a robbery gang, which specialises in snatching motorcycles from owners. The suspects: Daniel Akapo, ‘27’, Idowu Ajao Sunday, ‘20’ and Dare Olusegun, ‘24’, were arrested on December 5, 2022, following a distress call received by policemen attached to Ago Iwoye divisional headquarters, that a motorcyclist, one Shefiu Moshood, was being attacked by two men, who pretended as passengers and asked him to take them to Oke Erigba Village in his motorcycle.
According to the police, the two suspects suddenly, stopped him along the road, and told him that they were not going again.
“They pretended as if they wanted to give him money only to bring out powdered grinded pepper and robbed it in the eyes of the rider, with the view to snatching the motorcycle from him.
“While he was struggling with them, a battle axe fell down from the suspects’ bag, which the victim picked to attack them back. While the struggle was going on, the Divisional Police Officer of Ago Iwoye division, Superintendent of Police (SP), Noah Adekanye, arrived at the scene with his men and some Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) men.
“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums took to their heels, but they were hotly chased and the duo of Daniel Akapo and Idowu Ajao Sunday were apprehended.
“On interrogation, they confessed to the commission of the crime, and they informed the police that it was one Dare Olusegun, who asked them to go and snatch motorcycle with the promise that he will help them to sell it somewhere in Ibadan.
“Their confession led to the arrest of the said Dare Olusegun, who also corroborated the statement of the two arrested suspects,” the police said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for discreet investigation.