The Ogun State Police Command on Sunday announced the arrest of some fleeing armed robbers in Akute area of the state. According to a statement made available to Street Journal, signed by the PRO of the Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, the arrest was effected by the anti robbery team attached to Ajuwon Division around 3. 20 am on Saturday 2nd August after robbing a victim in his house at Olatunji Street Akute in Ifo Local Government Area of the State.
The statement reads in part “the robbery gang of almost six had invaded the residence of the victim at about 0300 hrs same date when the police team received a distress call from the area and responded swiftly.
The team didn’t meet the robbers at the scene but,as usual,it gave them a hot chase before two(2) of the robbers were arrested while some of their weapons and loots were recovered from them.
The victim of the robbery operation had been injured by the robbers before they fled but was rescued and taken to a hospital by the Divisional Police Officer in Charge of the area and he is responding to treatment”.
The names and ages of the suspects arrested were given as Opeyemi Ibiloye,23, and Michael Sanusi,21, both of Akute area Ogun State. Adejobi also stated that “preliminary investigation done by the police revealed that the second suspect,Michael Sanusi,is a son to one of the landlords in the area.
Items recovered from the robbers included cutlasses, charms, mobile phones/iPhones, and other belongings of the victim.
The Commissioner of Police Ogun State CP Ikemefuna Okoye has directed that the suspects be transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation Eleweran Abeokuta for further investigation.
The commissioner also encouraged the people of Ogun State to always summon courage to make contact and calls whenever these hoodlums come to our communities in the state as one can easily see that they a “local” robbers who will ordinarily flee when they hear alarm or any sound or feel Police presence”.