Operatives of Ogun state Police Command in the early hours of Monday, October 24, arrested four notorious armed robbery suspects, who specialized in snatching motorcycles from owners at gunpoint.
The suspects, 20 years old Muhammad Adamu, 22 years old Okacha Alidu, 28 years old Yusuf Mohammed and 20 years old Muniru Sunmaila were arrested following a distress call received at Ajuwon police divisional headquarters at about 3 a.m, that the suspects were operating and had attacked one Sunday Doile at Onibudo area of Akute and snatched his Bajaj motorcycle on gun point.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said upon the distress call, the DPO Ajuwon division, SP Andrew Akinseye, quickly mobilized his patrol team and moved to the scene.
”On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums who are about six in number took to their in different directions, while one of them escaped with the snatched motorcycle. Others were hotly chased, and four amongst them were apprehended.
On interrogation, they confessed been the syndicate responsible for various cases of motorcycle snatching in Ajuwon and its environs.
They confessed further that their mode of operation is to use a motorcycle belonging to one of them to cross the one they want to snatch, and they will show their gun to the victim and ordered him to surrender his motorcycle.
According to them, any of their victims who struggle with them will be hit on the head with an iron rod, and the motorcycle will be taken away while the owner is unconscious. They claimed to have killed one of their victims in the process.” Oyeyemi said
The police spokesperson mentioned that items recovered from them include two locally made pistols, one iron rod, one cutlass, one live cartridge, three expended cartridges and assorted Criminal charms.
He mentioned that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation. He also directed that the escaped members of the gang must be hunted for wherever they might be.