A member of a suspected armed robbery syndicate who invaded a street in Sango-Otta in Ogun State, robbing members of the community of their valuables at gunpoint, has been arrested.
The suspect, Isikilu Moses, alongside his other gang members, who evaded arrest, was nabbed in the early hours of Friday, 8th April 2022, while in operation.
They had, according to a press release issued by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, stormed Adebeshi Street, Off Joju Road, Sango, when the police received a distress call and swung into action.
“Upon the distress call, the PPRO said, “the DPO Sango-Otta Division, SP Saleh Dahiru, quickly mobilised his patrol team and moved to the scene”, adding that, “On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums took to their heels, but they were hotly chased and one amongst them by name Isikilu Moses was apprehended”.
A locally-made pistol and two mobile phones, belonging to their victims, were said to have been recovered from the suspects.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation. He equally ordered a massive manhunt for the remaining members of the gang, to bring them to justice”, the statement added.