Ogun police arrest two ex-convicts for alleged robbery
By Alex Olise
Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested two suspected armed robbers in the Mowe area of the State while they were coming from a robbery operation in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
The two men, 37 years old Wasiu Opeyemian indigene of Ijebu-Ode and 27 years old Noah Israel a Benue State indigene, as confirmed by the Command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), were apprehended by men of state Anti-Kidnapping Unit who were on routine patrol at Mowe area of Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The two suspects who were on a motorcycle, according to Oyeyemi were accosted by the team because of the suspicious manner they appear and stopped them for questioning, The Trumpet gathered.
“The two suspects made an attempt to escape but were quickly surrounded by the operatives and taken to the nearest police station.
“On interrogation, they confessed to the police that they were coming from Ogbomoso in Oyo state where they went to carry out a robbery operation.
“They confessed further that all the goods in their possession are proceeds of the operation.
“They also stated that one of their victims was forced to transfer the sum of one hundred thousand naira into their account since nothing tangible is found with him.
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“The suspects who claimed to have met at Oba correctional center while serving different jail terms confessed to robbing their victims with cutlass and other dangerous weapons.
“Recovered from them are two laptops, eleven phones of different types, one Rolex wrist watch, cash sum of one hundred and twenty-two thousand naira, and bags containing household items,” Oyeyemi said.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered a thorough investigation of the suspects before transferring them to Oyo state where they will be prosecuted.