Suspected armed robber arrested by the Ogun State Police Command
Armed robber arrested – Sodiq Yahaya has been arrested while carrying out a robbery operation at a students’ hostel in Ipara Remo, North Local Government Area of the state by the police force.
This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Saturday during a statement.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested on Thursday following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer, Isara Divisional Headquarters. He explained that the suspected armed robber was arrested after the gang of about six individuals invaded the school hostel to carry out the robbery operation.
The police spokesperson noted that five other members of the robbery gang escaped through the bush after attacking the police in a gun battle. He added that the fleeing armed robbers escaped with varying degrees of injury.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO Isara division, CSP Shobiyi Oluwatoshin, quickly mobilised his men in conjunction with local vigilante men and moved to the scene. On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums opened fire on them and the policemen retaliated.
At the end of the encounter, the robbers who had sustained varying degrees of gunshot injuries took to their heels and escaped to the bush.
“While the policemen were tracing them in the bush, Sodiq Yahaya was seen lying down with gunshot injury and he was promptly arrested.
“He has given useful information to the police concerning their past robbery operations in and around Sagamu area. He confessed that his gang always target students’ hostels for their operation because students especially females were easy to rob.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police for Ogun State Police Command, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspect be transferred to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. He also ordered a massive manhunt for the remaining members of the gang.
“The CP, therefore, appealed to members of the public, especially hospitals and traditional healers to notify the police if anyone with gunshot injury is seen in their area.” He said.