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Police arrest three suspected armed robbery syndicate in Ogun

By Bukky Olajide, Abeokuta
09 May 2022   |   2:53 am
Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested three members of an armed robbery syndicate after attacking and robbing a company in Ogijo area of the state.

Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested three members of an armed robbery syndicate after attacking and robbing a company in Ogijo area of the state.

   
The suspects, Shadrach Blessing, 25; Edibo Peter, 25 and Osuagwu Onyebuchi, 27 were arrested following a distress call received by policemen at Ogijo divisional headquarters.

Ogun suspects

    
The trio allegedly gained access to Ruthfort Service Limited at Ikorodu-Sagamu road, Ogijo, at about 2:45 a.m. through the fence.
   
The suspects allegedly pointed guns at the security man on duty after cutting the security wire and ordered him to lie face down, while they removed four industrial batteries.
     
On receiving the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer, Ogijo division, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Onatufeh Umoh, quickly led his patrol team to the scene, where the robbers who have already escaped to the street were chased in collaboration with members of public and arrested three amongst them, while others escaped.
    
Recovered from them are the four industrial batteries.

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.

 

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