Three suspected armed robbers involved in a ghastly auto crash were Sunday arrested by men of Ogun state police command.
The robbers were said to be escaping with a Toyota Camry car which they snatched at gunpoint somewhere in Ondo state.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated this in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta, Wednesday.
The suspects, according to the statement, were coming from Ondo state and heading towards Lagos. But on getting to a point at Ode Remo, due to dangerous driving, the vehicle hit a culvert and somersaulted.
The statement reads: “Three occupants sustained varying degrees of injuries and they were rushed to hospital by the policemen from Ode Remo divisional headquarters.
“While in the hospital, the DPO, Ode Remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi received information that the vehicle in question was snatched at gunpoint by the accident victims.
“Having received the information, the DPO quickly ordered that they should be placed under arrest right in the hospital.
“The owner of the vehicle, who came all the way from Ondo state, stated that he was accosted on the road by a gang of five men dressed like policemen, and that he was dragged out of the car at gunpoint and the vehicle was taken away.”
One of the suspects, identified as Emeka John, later died while receiving treatment. The remaining two, namely: Sunday Emmanuel and Idris Ibrahim, were ordered to be transferred to state criminal investigation and intelligence department by the commissioner of police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, for onward transfer to Ondo state command, where they will be prosecuted.