SARS arrests herbalist, two suspected armed robbers in Ogun

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Sodiq Ojuroungbe

The Ogun State Police command has confirmed the arrest of three members of an armed robbery syndicate.

PLATFORM TIMES reports that the suspects included Saheed Bello, Bello Sadiq and Ibrahim Rasheed.

PLATFORM TIMES had reported that four members of the gang had earlier been arrested on the 7th of June 2020, while the recently arrested ones escaped.

But, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, reportedly launched a serious manhunt for them, leading to their arrest.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the arrest in a statement sent to newsmen on Monday.

Oyeyemi explained that Bello who is the leader of the gang and Sadiq were traced to Academy area of Ibadan based on intelligence investigation embarked upon by the Csp Tijani Mohammed led SARS operatives and they were apprehended.

The PPRO added that the arrest of the two suspects led to the arrest of one Ibrahim Rasheed who is the gang herbalist at Ile-Ogbo in Osun State.

He further said, “recovered from them are one locally made single barrel pistol and five live cartridges.

“The gang has been responsible for a series of robbery cases around Mowe/Ofada areas in recent time.

“Four members of the gang had earlier been arrested on the 7th of June 2020 while the recently arrested ones escaped as a result of which the Commissioner of police ordered a serious manhunt for them.”

Oyeyemi however said the Commissioner of police, Kenneth Ebrimson has directed a full scale investigation into the past activities of the suspects with the view to charge them to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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