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Men of Ogun state Police command have arrested two persons while robbing the people of Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state ,DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said this in a statement on Monday.
Oyeyemi said the suspect, whom he described as “members of a notorious robbery syndicate terrorizing Ogijo” and its environs, were apprehended on Sunday while carrying out a robbery operation.
The suspects, identified as Olaitan Olushola (a.k.a Toshiba) and Oluwajuwon Balogun, were arrested following a distress call received at Ogijo divisional headquarters that the gang was operating at Malatori area of community; dispossessing residents of their valuables at gunpoint, it was learnt.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO Ogijo division CSP Muhammed Suleimon Baba quickly led his men to the scene where the two of them were apprehended while others escaped with some of their weapons,” Oyeyemi told DAILY POST.
According to him, two of their victims, Idowu Kareem and Akinloye Raimi have identified the duo as members of the syndicate who dispossessed them of their phones at gunpoint.
Meanwhile, the case will be transferred to the state CIID on the order of the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun.
Ajogun also ordered that the fleeing members of the gang be hunted for.