Ogun police arrest suspected robber, recover pistol

A suspected cultist and armed robber, Christian Peter, has been arrested by the police during routine patrol of the Mowe/Ofada Road in Ogun State

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, said the suspect was arrested by the Mowe Divisional Police Officer, CSP Folashade Tanaruno, while on routine patrol with the divisional anti-robbery team.

Oyeyemi added that the DPO and her team sighted the suspect on the premises of a hotel at the Olororo area of Mowe with a waist bag.

He said, “On sighting the policemen, the suspect made an attempt to escape but was quickly obstructed and apprehended.

“The waist bag in his possession was searched immediately, and a locally-made double-barrelled pistol loaded with four live cartridges was found therein.

“He is one the hoodlums terrorising the Mowe/Ofada axis.”

The PPRO said the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.


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