The Ogun State Police Command has arrested three suspected armed robbers, said to have been terrorizing residents Iju Ota and neighbouring communities located in Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of the state.
Penpushing reports that,the Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi who made this known in a statement on Sunday gave identities of the suspects as: Bamidele Oluwashina(31),Adebowale Kehinde (32) and Oluwasegun Abayomi.
The police spokesman said the suspects were arrested following a distress call received by the police at Onipanu divisional headquarters at about 9:30 pm that robbers have invaded Iju love bus stop and tipper garage wielding dangerous weapons and dispossessing people of their valuables.
‘Upon the distress call, the Dpo Onipanu division CSP Bamidele Ishola Job mobilized his patrol team to the scene and engaged the robbers in gun duel. Having realized that the superior fire power of the police, the hoodlums took to their heels but one of them was arrested at the scene’, he added.
Penpushing further reports that, Oyeyemi said the entire area was cordoned off while police intensified search for other members of the gang with the help of members of the community, adding that two other members of the gang were sighted trying to escape in a tricycle and they were promptly arrested.
The police imagemaker said, one Tosin Ajayi who was matcheted on the head by the hoodlums was quickly taken to the hospital by the police for medical treatment, adding that one cut to size locally made pistol and two live cartridges were recovered from them.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Edward Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation, and also appealed to general public not to allow cultists to fester in their area as they were associated with all forms of violent crime.
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