The Ogun State police command today, May 1, 2023, said it arrested four members of a robbery syndicate terrorizing Sango-ota and its environs.
A statement by the Ogun State Police Spokesman, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects were: Sherrif Kamoru, 28; Rabiu Seyidu, 37; Opeyemi Adebayo, 26, and Ajibola Fakolade, 21.
He explained that the suspects were arrested on March 20, following a report lodged at Sango-Ota Divisional Headquarters by one Adeleye Sunday, who reported that he was attacked by some armed hoodlums at about 5.30 a.m. at Joju area of Sango-Ota.
The PPRO stated further that the hoodlums allegedly dispossessed Sunday of two phones after attacking him with a machete, injuring him in the neck, and also siphoned the sum of N600,000 from his account through the bank’s app on the phone.
“Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Sango-Ota Division, CSP Saleh Dahiru, detailed his detectives to technically trace the suspects and bring them to justice which four among them were apprehended.
Oyeyemi said items recovered from the suspects included one cutlass, one techno POP 2f belonging to the victim, and a nose mask used by one of them during the operation.
The suspects have been directed to be transferred by the Commissioner of Police, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, to the State Criminal Investigation Department for investigation and prosecution.