Police arrest two suspects who attempt to commit robbery
Officers from the Ogun State Police Command arrested two suspects on their way to a robbery operation along the Awa-Ijebu – Ijebu Ode highway in southwestern Nigeria.
State police public relations officer Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed this in a statement on Sunday.
He identified the suspects as Odukoya Ayomide, 32, and Abiodun Oyenuga, also 32.
Oyeyemi explained that the suspects were docked on the highway on Tuesday last week when Awa-Ijebu’s divisional police officer, Adewalehinmi Joseph, led a team of security officers on routine patrol in the area.
He said the suspects who were on the motorbike quickly jumped up when they saw the police and took to the heels.
“They were hotly hunted down and one of them – Odukoya Ayomide – was apprehended with a local-sized double-barreled cannon, while the second suspect escaped through the nearby bush.
“The arrested suspect informed police during questioning that his fleeing partner was the person who invited him from Ijebu-Ode for a robbery operation and that they were just going to perform the operation when they been approached by the police, ”said the spokesperson for the command. .
According to him, information obtained from the arrested suspect led the police to Sagamu where Oyenuga, his fugitive partner, was arrested on Friday last week.
In his response, Ogun Police Commissioner Edward Ajogun ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Special Anti-Theft Squadrons (SARS) unit for a low-profile investigation.
He also warned criminals to leave Ogun State, adding that the command would make them too hot for them under his watch.