Crime

SIX ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY IN OGUN

Ogun State Police Command has arrested six suspected armed robbers for allegedly attacking resident an estate in  Olomore community in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of the State on January this year.

Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi who made this known on Tuesday said the suspects allegedly committed the crime on January 21,adding that the victims of the attack invaded their house in the midnight armed with cutlass and inflicted various degree of cutlass injuries on one Alfa Rifhat Ashraf after which they dispossessed him and his wife of 5 different types of handsets, one laptop, cash sum of #60,000 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’,Oyeyemi said.

Penpushing further reports that Oyeyemi  said 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, adding that 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.

‘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.’, Oyeyemi explained

The police spokesman said, the arrested culprits are: Tosin Adebanjo , Toheeb Ogundare, Ahmed Oloyede, Emmanuel Ogunshina a.k.a Emma Sarsm  Adebisi  Remilekun and Sukanmi  Ogundimu (herbalist),adding that, the  victims have identified some of the arrested culprit as those who invaded their house on that fateful day.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Keneth Ebrimson has ordered the transfer of the suspect to Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) for discreet investigation.

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