Ogun So-Safe Corps arrests notorious armed robbers, recovers exhibits - The People's Voice


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Ogun So-Safe Corps arrests notorious armed robbers, recovers exhibits

By Ifeoluwa Adebayo, Abeokuta

Ogun State Community, Social Orientation, and Safety Corps has apprehended an armed robbery syndicate terrorizing Iroko/Arije, Ota in Ogun State.

This is contained in a press statement issued by the Office of the State Commander of the Corps, Commander (Dr) Soji Ganzallo, through the Office of the 

This was contained in a press statement signed by Director of Information and Public Relations of the Corps, AS Moruf Yusuf. 

The statement further reads that on April 16, 2024, an emergency call was made to the Iroko/Arije Divisional Headquarters of the Corps by the community, informing that some gangs of armed robbers were threatening the peaceful atmosphere in the area, as law-abiding citizens were being robbed of their phones and other valuable items at gunpoint.

Ganzallo noted that upon receiving such information from the citizens in Ado Odo Ota Zonal Commander of the Corps, ACC Tajudeen Odunmbaku, gave the officers a mandate to clamp down on the crime suspects. The operation team of the Corps swung into action and successfully apprehended three out of the four suspected armed robbers. 

The three apprehended are; Abayomi Micheal David, also known as Scofield, aged 37, residing at 33, Unity Road, Abule Ijoko; Sam Oluwatobi, aged 24, resident of 24, Blessed Estate, Alayapupo Street, off Oyero road, Ijoko; and Oluwatosin Atilola, also known as Tosine, aged 37, residing at 168, Nascon Road, Ijoko in Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area.

Ganzallo revealed that the fourth suspect, Obani Desmond, also known as Kokolet, who remains at large is not new in the act. The apprehended suspects, during preliminary interrogation, confirmed him to be their ringleader, while efforts are ongoing to bring him to justice.

Exhibits recovered from the suspects include two pieces of empty and one live red star cartridges, one locally-made stainless cut-to-size pistol, and one motorbike.

Commander Soji Ganzallo as other the transfer of the suspect and exhibit to the Nigeria Police Force, Sango Divisional Police Headquarters for further investigation and likely prosecution.

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