By Raymond Osho
ABEOKUTA: Operatives of Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday February 18, 2020, have arrested six suspected armed bandits for allegedly stealing sixty thousand naira and other valuable items.
In a release issued by the Command’s Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta, the state capital, police in the state arrested the suspects in connection with a robbery incident on January 21, 2020 at No 1, Akorede Estate, Olomoore, behind Crescent University, Abeokuta.
The release said, “The suspects of the attack invaded the house of one Alfa Rifhat Ashraf in the midnight, inflicted various degree of cutlass injuries on him after which they dispossessed him and his wife of five different types of handsets. One laptop and cash sum of sixty thousand naira and other valuables”.
“On receiving the report, the Commissioner of Police gave a matching order to the DPO, Lafenwa Division, CSP Muraina Ayilara to go after the hoodlums and bring them to justice.
“In compliance with the CP’s directive, the DPO and his operatives commenced intelligence and technical investigation of the case which led to the arrest of one member of the gang.
“The arrested gang member led the operatives to the house of an herbalist at Olomoore area of Abeokuta which serves as hideout to the gang”.
According to the release, “On getting there, the place was cordoned off, but surprisingly the hoodlums attacked the police with cutlass consequent upon which one of them was shot, and five others arrested, along with the herbalist”.
Items recovered from them are, One laptop, five different types of handsets, one cutlass and charms.
The gang leader who is popularly known as ‘’AK” escaped and a serious manhunt has been launched to effect his arrest.
The arrested culprits are: Tosin Adebanjo, Toheen Ogundare, Ahmed Oloyede, Emmanuel a.k.a Emma SARS, Adebisi Remilekun, Sukanmi Ogundumi (herbalist).
The victims have identified some of the arrested culprits as those who invaded their house on that fateful day.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Keneth Ebrimson has ordered the transfer of the suspect to Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for discreet investigation.