Charles Nwoke, Abeokuta, Nigeria
November 15, 2020
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Men of the Ogun State Police Command have apprehended 3 young men suspected to be gangsters during a robbery operation in the Iju area of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the State.
The police told DAILY POST that the suspects are “members of a robbery gang who have been terrorizing Iju-Ota and its environs for quite some time.”
The suspects include Bamidele Oluwashina, 31; Adebowale Kehinde, 32 and Oluwasegun Abayomi. They were arrested on November 12.
The PRO Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement on Sunday that the trio was arrested following a distress call received by the police at Onipanu divisional headquarters at about 9:30 pm.
According to Oyeyemi, the police were alerted that robbers have invaded the Iju Love bus stop and Tipper Garage, wielding dangerous weapons and dispossessing people of their valuables.
As a result of the information, the DPO of the Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele Ishola Job, quickly mobilized his men to the scene and engaged the robbers in a gun battle.
“Having realized the superior firepower of the police, the hoodlums took to their heels but one of them was arrested at the scene.
“The entire area was cordoned off while police intensified search for other members of the gang with the help of members of the community, two other members of the gang were sighted trying to escape in a tricycle and they were promptly arrested,” he said.
It was gathered that a victim, one Tosin Ajayi, who was given a matchet cut on the head by the hoodlums was rushed to the hospital by the police for immediate medical attention.