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26-year-old arrested while planning robbery operation in Ogun

26-year-old armed robbery suspect, Segun Azeez, has been arrested by the police while reportedly planning an operation in Ota, in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said that policemen from the Sango-Ota divisional headquarters received information that some robbers were planning to attack a community in the area.

Oyeyemi said, “Upon the information, the DPO, Sango-Ota division, SP Saleh Dahiru, quickly mobilised his patrol team and moved to the suspects’ hideout at Abanikole Junction, where the suspect was arrested, while others escaped.

“Recovered from the arrested suspect were one locally-made double-barrelled pistol and one live cartridge.

“On interrogation, the suspect confessed that he was planning with other members of his gang to attack some houses in Agoro community before the police swooped on them and got him arrested.”

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

“He also directed that other members of the gang must be hunted and brought to book,” the PPRO added.

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