Two ex-convicts arrested in Ogun after robbery operation in Oyo

Two suspected armed robbers have been arrested by the police in Mowe area of Ogun State while coming from robbery operation which they carried out in Ogbomoso Oyo state.

The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed this said the suspects identified as 37-year-old Wasiu Opeyemi, an indigene of Ijebu ode, and 27-year-old Noah Israel a Benue State indigene, were apprehended by men of the state anti-kidnapping unit who are on routine patrol at Mowe area of Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The suspects who were on a motorcycle were accosted by the team because of the suspicious look and were questioned.

The two suspects made an attempt to escape but were quickly surrounded by the operatives and taken to the nearest police station.

On interrogation, they confessed to the police that they were coming from Ogbomoso in Oyo state where they had gone to carry out a robbery operation. They also stated that one of their victims was forced to transfer the sum of one hundred thousand naira into their account since nothing tangible was found with him.

The PPRO said the suspects who claimed to have met at Oba correctional center while serving different jail terms, confessed to robbing their victims with cutlass and other dangerous weapons.

Abimbola said items recovered from them include two laptops, eleven phones of different types, one Rolex wristwatch, a cash sum of one hundred and twenty-two thousand naira, and bags containing household items.


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