2 ex-convicts arrested for ‘robbery’ in Ogun 




Operatives of Ogun state police command have arrested two suspected armed robbers in Mowe area of the state who were coming from robbery operation at Ogbomoso, in Oyo state.

DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command’s spokesperson made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint on Monday.

Oyeyemi stated that the two men, 37 years old Wasiu Opeyemi an indigene of Ijebu ode and 27 years old Noah Israel a Benue state indegine were apprehended by men of state anti kidnapping unit who are on routine patrol at Mowe area of Lagos-Ibadan express way.

The two men who were on a motorcycle were accosted by the team because of the suspicious manner they appear and they were stopped for questioning.

The two suspects however made an attempt to escape but were quickly surrounded by the operatives and taken to the nearest police station.

On interrogation, they confessed to the police that they were coming from Ogbomoso in Oyo state where they have gone to carry out robbery operation.

They confessed further that all the goods in their possession are proceed of the operation. They also stated that one of their victims was forced to transfer the sum of one hundred thousand naira into their account since nothing tangible was found with him.

The suspects who claimed to have met at Oba correctional center while serving different jail terms confessed robbing their victims with cutlass and other dangerous weapons.

Recovered from them are two laptops, eleven phones of different types, one Rolex wrist watch, cash sum of one hundred and twenty two thousand naira and bags containing household items.

Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered a thorough investigation of the suspects.

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