The Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested five men for robbing a company at Sango Ota, in Ado odo Ota local government area of the state.
Five Arrested For Robbery By Ogun Police Command
In a statement posted on its twitter handle on Wednesday evening, the command said the suspects were arrested by operatives on the 19th of September 2022.
According to the statement, the suspects whose names are Umar Haruna, Abbah Yahaya, Muritala Umar, Wale Fadeyi and Segun Olofinmade were nabbed following a distress call received by policemen at Sango divisional headquarters at about 12:30 midnight.
Furthermore, the statement noted that the distress call revealed that the “robbers numbering about ten, and armed with cutlasses had forcefully gained entrance into Balita Company and began packing away motor engines which the company is selling.”
The statement reads, “Upon the distress call, the DPO Sango division, SP Saleh Dahiru, mobilized his men and moved into the area. On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums who came with a Mitsubishi Canter bus with registration number LSR 414 YF took to their heels but they were chased and five amongst them were apprehended while others escaped.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the robbery incident was masterminded by the former Chief Security officer of the company who was relieved of his duty about three months ago. The said former Chief security officer is presently on the run.
“Recovered from them are a Mitsubishi Canter bus loaded with ten motor engines and cutlasses.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.
“He equally ordered massive manhunt for the fleeing former Chief Security officer with the view to bring him to justice.”
In other news, Kanyi Daily had reported that the Ogun State police command arrested six suspected cultists for attempting to kill a traditional ruler sent by his son.