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Lagos-based Robbers Arrested In Ogun



Lagos-based Robbers Arrested In Ogun

Police in Ogun State have arrested four young men who are allegedly members of a robbery gang based in Lagos.

The suspects were alleged to have been terrorising the people of Ode-Remo, Remo North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, identified the suspects arrested on March 13 as Habeeb Salaudeen, 24, Ezekiel Jayesimi, 30, Olamilekan Teniola, 22, and Olaitan Sonibare, 25.

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Oyeyemi said they were apprehended following a distress call received by policemen at Ode-Remo Division at about 2:30 am that seven armed robbers had invaded a residential building at COTCO Road, Ode-Remo.

The DPO of Ode-Remo Police Division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi, reportedly responded to the distress call by leading his men to the crime scene.

“On getting there, they engaged the hoodlums in a gun battle, but the robbers managed to escape in a white Rav 4 car which they came with,” Oyeyemi stated.

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Luck, however, ran against them when they were stopped at Warewa by policemen who noticed bullet holes on their vehicle.

The robbers who abandoned their car and fled were tracked to Mushin area of Lagos, where four members of the gangs were nabbed.

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The police spokesperson who confirmed that four IPhones and 13 android phones were recovered from the suspects, said “they have all confessed to the commission of the crime.”

Meanwhile, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Frank Mba, has directed the transfer of the suspects to the State CIID for discreet investigation. He also ordered a manhunt for the remaining members of the gang.

Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication

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