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Police said it had arrested three suspected armed robbery syndicate after attacking and robbing a company in Ogijo area of Ogun State.
The suspected armed robbers; Shadrach Blessing, Edibo Peter and Osuwgu Oyebuchi were arrested on Saturday at about 2:45am when the police stormed the company allegedly to be under attack by the suspects.
The Police spokesperson in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
Oyeyemi said the suspected armed robbers gained entrance to a company called Ruthfort Service Limited situated along Ikorodu Sagamu road through the fence.
The police spokesperson added that , after gaining entrance to the company, the suspects pointed gun to the security man on duty and ordered him to fave down while they removed four industrial batteries.
“The suspects, Shadrach Blessing 25 years, Edibo Peter 25years and Osuwgu Oyebuchi 27 years were arrested following a distress call received by policemen at Ogijo divisional headquarters that, suspected armed robbers have invaded Ruthfort Service Limited at Ikorodu Sagamu road Ogijo.
“The robbers who gained access to the company’s at about 2:45 am through the fence pointed gun to the security man on duty after cutting the security wire and ordered him to lie face down while they removed four industrial batteries”.
Oyeyemi noted that, four industrial batteries were recovered from the suspects, while other members of the robbery syndicate flee.
“On receiving the distress call, the DPO Ogijo division, CSP Onatufeh Umoh, quickly led his patrol team to the scene where the robbers who have already escaped to the street were chased in collaboration with members of public and apprehended three amongst them, while others escaped. Recovered from them are the four industrial batteries”.
The State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.