Four members of a robbery gang who have been terrorising residents of Ode-Remo community in Ogun state have been apprehended in Lagos’ Mushin area.
According to a statement released by Ogun Police Command spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the arrested suspects, Habeeb Salaudeen 24, Ezekiel Jayesimi 30, Olamilekan Teniola 22, and Olaitan Sonibare 25, were part of a gang of seven who invaded a house on COTCO road, Ode-Remo, for a robbery operation.
Residents of the house, however, had sent a distress call to police officers assigned to the Ode-Remo divisional headquarters about the robbery operation at around 2:30 a.m.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO Ode-Remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi quickly led his men to the scene, on getting there, they engaged the hoodlums in gun battle, but the robbers managed to escape in a white Rav 4 car which they came with.
“Luck however ran against them when they were accosted by policemen at Warewa who stopped them having seen the bullet hole on their vehicle,” Oyeyemi said about how they were arrested.
“The robbers subsequently abandoned the car and ran away. They were technically trailed to Mushin area of Lagos where four amongst them were apprehended.
“They have all confessed to the commission of the crime.
The police spokesperson added that four Iphones and 13 android phones were recovered from the suspects.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Frank Mba, has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.
“The CP also ordered a massive manhunt for the remaining members of the gang, with the view to bring them to justice,” he said.
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