The Ogun State Police Command has arrested three suspected highway armed robbers at Alapako along Lagos-Ibadan expressway
Penpushing reports that,the Command Public Relations Officer Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known on Sunday in a statement, adding that, the suspects include: Uzefa Idris, Adamu Yakubu and Ayuba Buhari.
The police spokesman said the suspects were arrested following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer, Owode Egba Division that a Mazda bus has been forcefully stopped on the highway by a gang of armed robbers and the occupants are being dispossessed of their belongings
“Upon the distress call, the DPO Owode Egba SP Mathew Ediae quickly led his anti robbery team to the scene, on sighting the policemen, the hoodlums took to their heels but were chased into the bush where three amongst them were apprehended”, he said
Penpushing further reports that Oyeyemi said the two victims of their operation Oluwakemi Oyegade who was dispossessed of N545,000 and one itel phone as well as the driver Zacheaus Olaniyi were rescued to the station.
The command image maker said the two victims narrated that the hoodlums jumped on the road from the bush and forcefully stopped the vehicle consequent upon which they started beating them with matchet before dispossessing them of their valuables.
Penpushing also reports that, Oyeyemi said recovered from the arrested suspects include: the sum of N99, 700 and one itel phone.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of police Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) for discreet investigation and prosecution.