The continuous efforts of the Ogun State Police Command to rid the State of hoodlums paid off on Saturday when policemen attached to the Ibara Division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, SP Oyewole Emmanuel arrested eleven suspected armed robbers around 4.15 am at Itori Oke area in Abeokuta metropolis.
The PRO of the Ogun State police command, Muyiwa Adejobi confirmed that the arrest was made following a distress call put across to the DPO Ibara who responded swiftly. He also stated that assistance rendered by the members of the Vigilante Service of Ogun State in the area was found helpful by the police.
According to a statement issued by the police spokesman, “the suspects were arrested shortly after their operation in the area and identified by the victims of their series of operations in Abeokuta metropolis.” The suspects include one Ishola Yusuf , Aremu Ismaila, Adebayo Adeola, Seun Daramola and a woman, Ebunoluwa Oyinbo. Others are Rasheed Ahmed, Adejare Oluwaseun, Rasaki Disu, Sunday Egbejinmi, Abiodun Soroyehun and Sodiq Ajayi.
Adejobi disclosed to Street Journal that one of the victims of the robbers has identified one of the suspects, Adebayo Adeola, to be one of the members of a gang that robbed him in his house on August 3rd, 2013 at about 4am.
The Commissioner of Police Ogun State CP Ikemefuna Okoye has ordered that the suspects be thoroughly investigated. They are currently being held at the SCID, Eleweran Abeokuta and police authorities have disclosed that they will be charged to court after the investigation has been concluded.
Mr Ikemefuna Okoye also urged the people of Ogun State to have trust in the police and share useful information to assist the Police achieve its goal of making Ogun State crime free.