Two suspected armed robbers, Jerry Chuckwedu and Tomiwa Olawale were on the 29th of March 2021 arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for robbing a gold merchant of golden chains and rings valued six million naira at gun point.
The suspects were arrested following a report lodged at Ogijo divisional headquarters by one Abubakar Hassan, who reported that his brother sent him from Idi Araba in Mushin Lagos State to deliver some gold chains and rings worth six million naira to his customer in Isawo area of Ogun State.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement made available to Blueprint further stated further that when he got to isawo, the said customer who was already waiting for him, picked him on motorcycle and took him to a deserted area, where three others were met and they dispossessed him of the jewelries at gun point after beaten him mercilessly.
Oyeyemi further revealed that the DPO Ogijo division, CSP Muhammed Suleiman Baba, quickly led his detectives to the scene, and the entire area was thoroughly combed.
Their efforts yielded positive result when two amongst the gang were arrested while others escaped with their arms.Three golden rings valued at three million, one hundred and twenty one thousand seven hundred naira (3,121,700) was recovered from them.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
He also directed that the fleeing members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to book.