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The Ogun State Police Command has launched a manhunt for a former Chief Security Officer who reportedly masterminded robbery with 10 men at the Balita Company, Sango Ota, in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government of Ogun State.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the former Chief Security Officer of the company was recently sacked from the company and has been on the run since the robbery incident.
Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command, Sango Division, revealed that five of the robbers were apprehended on Monday night of the robbery as they tried to escape upon the arrival of the police.
The Police Public Relations Officer of Ogun State, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi told our correspondent that the DPO Sango division, SP Saleh Dahiru, detailed his men and moved into the area following a distress call.
In his words, “Preliminary investigation revealed that the robbery incident was masterminded by the former Chief Security officer of the company who was relieved of his duty about three months ago. The said former Chief security officer is presently on the run”, he revealed.
“The suspects, Umar Haruna, Abbah Yahaya, Muritala Umar, Wale Fadeyi and Segun Olofinmade were arrested, following a distress call received by policemen at Sango divisional headquarters at about 12:30 midnight, that a group of armed robbers numbering about ten, and armed with cutlasses had forcefully gained entrance into Balita Company and packing away motor engines which the company is selling.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO Sango division, SP Saleh Dahiru, mobilized his men and moved into the area. On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums who came with a Mitsubishi Canter bus with registration number LSR 414 YF took to their heels but they were chased and five amongst them were apprehended while others escaped”, he said.
The PPRO, SP Abimbola added that ten motor engines loaded in a Mitsubishi Canter Bus and cutlasses were retrieved form the robbers.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.
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