Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 19-year-old boy, Nweke Joshua and 29-year-old woman, Chioma Okafor, for armed robbery.
The suspects were arrested on Friday, November 25, 2022, at Adesan area of Mowe.
They were arrested following a distress call received at Mowe divisional headquarters at about 9:30 p.m., that armed robbers had invaded a food stuff shop, owned by one Johnson Nwokoro at Safari Junction Adesan and dispossessed the owner of the day’s sales.
Upon the distress call, the Divisional Police O Mowe division, Superintendent of Police (SP) Folake Afeniforo, quickly mobilised the division’s patrol team and the So-Safe corps officials to the scene where the two suspects were arrested.
On searching them, it was discovered that they came to rob the shop with toy guns, which looked perfectly like original pistols.
On interrogation, the 19-year-old Nweke Joshua, informed the police that it was Chioma Okafor, who came with the idea of carrying out the robbery operation for them to have some money.
He stated further that it was Chioma who bought the two toy guns and gave him one for the operation.
They went to the shop and pretended like customers, but they suddenly brought out guns and ordered the shop owner to hand over all money in his possession to them.
However, luck ran out of them when police and So-Safe corps arrived at the scene before they could escape.
MEANWHILE, the Commissioner of Police, (CP) Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for discreet investigation.