Men of Ogun state police command have arrested two suspected thieves who are natives of Nnewi (Anambra state) for stealing motorcycles in Owode Yewa area, Ogun state.

This was disclosed in a statement released and made available to newsmen by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi.

The PPRO said Chidi Umeh and Obinna Onyebuchi are members of a robbery gang who specialized in drugging their victims before dispossessing them of their motorcycles.

According to the police spokesman, the suspects were arrested following a distress call received by the DPO of Owode Egbado division from the residents of Alanu area of Owode.

Oyeyemi said;

“On interrogation, Chidi Umeh, who came all the way from Nnewi, in Anambra State, admitted committing the crime.

“He explained that he is selling motorcycle parts in Nnewi and he used to come to Owode area to snatch motorcycles from the owners after drugging them through energy drink, which he used to give to his victims on a friendly note.

“His accomplice, Obinna Onyebuchi, corroborated his confession, but he claimed that this is the first time he followed him out on robbery assignment.”

The police spokesperson further revealed that the suspects’ last victim was still sleeping as of the time he sent out the statement on Wednesday evening as a result of drug used on him.

The suspects who confessed to have snatched up to 4 motorcycles, have been transferred to state CIID.