The Ogun State Police squad has caught some suspected robbers who took cover in their godfather’s house, this was revealed in a report made available to newsmen on February 18.
According to the statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, a team of police officers made an arrest of five suspected robbers who raided the house of one Alfa Rifhat Ashraf, at Akorede Estate, Olomoore, in Abeokuta, Capital city of Ogun State.
Giving further updates on the arrest, Abimbola noted that the suspects, Tosin Adebanjo, Toheeb Ogundare, Emmanuel Ogunshina, aka Emma SARS, Adebisi Remilekun, Ahmed Oloyede, and Sukanmi Ogundimu who is their godfather (herbalist) were nabbed after receiving a tip from residents.
Naija News learned that the suspects at the house of Alfa Rifhat collected about 5 mobile phones, a laptop and the sum of N60,000, among others.
“On receiving the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, gave a marching order to the DPO Lafenwa division, CSP Muraina Ayilara, to go after the hoodlums and bring them to justice,” said Abimbola.
“In compliance with the CP’s directive, the DPO and his operatives commenced intelligence and technical investigation of the case which led to the arrest of a member of the gang.
“The arrested gang member led the operatives to the house of a herbalist at the Olomoore area of Abeokuta, which serves as a hideout for the gang.
He further added that “On getting there, the place was cordoned off. Surprisingly, the hoodlums attacked the police with cutlasses, consequent upon which one of them was shot and five others arrested, along with the herbalist.
“Recovered from them were one laptop, five different types of handsets, one cutlass and charms.
“The gang leader, who is popularly known as AK, escaped and a serious manhunt has been launched to effect his arrest. The victims have identified some of the arrested culprits as those who invaded their house on that day.”
However, reports had it that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Keneth Ebrimson, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for discreet investigation.