The Ogun State Police Command on sunday said it has arrested a member of a ‘one chance’ robbery syndicate terrorising commuters along Sango/Owode Idiroko road in Ogun State.
The Police disclosed this in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi through a press statement made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital .
The police said it men went after the suspects following a distress call from two victims of their unholy act.
The victims, Gloria Edoh and Saidat Akinola reported their ordeals in the hands of the robbers to the police after recovering from the injury the armed robbers inflicted on them.
The victims who took an Identity card of one of the suspects which was found on the ground on their way from the hospital to the police told the law enforcers that the robbers took to their heels with a total sum of N517,000 and their techno phones.
Abimbola said, “Abiodun Makinde a member of one chance robbery syndicate terrorising commuters along Sango/Owode Idiroko road was arrested following a distress call made by the duo of Gloria Edoh and Saidat Akinola.
“The duo complained that they both boarded a cab from Owode to sango, but on getting to Olokopupo area of Atan ota, two men they met in the car suddenly brought out knives and other dangerous weapons with which they forced them to surrender their belongings.
“The sum of #37000 and #480000 was collected from each of them as well as their techno phones after which they were pushed out of the moving vehicle consequent upon which they sustained various degree of injuries.
“They subsequently found their way to a nearby hospital for treatment but while coming from the hospital, they sighted and identified Abiodun Makinde as one of the hoodlums who robbed them hence they raised alarm.
“The alarm they raised attracted the DPO Atan ota SP Abiodun Salau who was on routine patrol of the area with his men and they raced to the scene where the suspect was arrested with the help of members of the public.
“On getting to the station, one woman (name withheld) who had earlier complained of similar incident also identified the suspect as one of the hoodlums who robbed and raped her on the 12th of September and made away with her pants.
“The suspect has immediately confessed participating in the two robbery incidents”.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Cp Bashir Makama has ordered the transfer of the suspect to special anti robbery squad (SARS) for discreet investigation.