Police arrest gang of one chance robbers along Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway - The People's Voice


Saturday, March 30, 2024

Police arrest gang of one chance robbers along Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway

By Our Correspondent

Men of Ogun State Police Command has arrested two out of four man gang of one chance robbery in a serious hot chase by Sango Ota division.

This was contained in a press release signed by SP Omolola Odutola, anipr, Police Public Relations Office of Command.

SP Odutola explained that this was done following a report by a victim on the 23rd of March, 2024. 

She said, the victim boarded a Toyota Corolla taxi at Ijako market, going to Itori, with four men who surreptitiously posed as a fellow passenger in the said taxi.

While on the way, the said men robbed the victim of her valuables, by forcefully dispossessing her of her smart phone valued at Eighty five thousand naira (#85,000), money realized from POS machine sale ,worth one hundred and twenty three thousand naira (#123,000), and  a separate cash sum of  one hundred and five thousand naira (#105,000) and subsequently pushed her out of the car and fled.

Acting on the report, the DPO Sango Ota Division gave his surveillance team a matching order to be on a look out, and unravel the perpetrators of the crime.

Policemen from Sango Division intensified their efforts , and other two fleeing suspects were apprehended on the 28th March, 2024 when a team of surveillance policemen were on a routine patrol  around the same route in Itori, having gotten details of their Toyota Corolla operational car, on sighting the policemen, the suspects abandoned their vehicle and ran into different directions, the crack police operatives gave them a hot chase and they  succeeded in arresting the duo of Aliu Oyetola 'm', aged 35yrs and Seyi Afolabi 'm' age 40yrs. 

A Toyota Corolla vehicle with Reg.No GGE 659 FR, blue colour was recovered. 

The two suspects arrested have made confessional statements and are cooperating with the police by giving useful information that will lead to the arrest of other fleeing felons.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alamutu has ordered that the suspects be transferred to the Anti robbery department of the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation and for diligent prosecution.

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