Nigeria: Police Arrest 2 Suspects During Robbery

Operatives of Ogun Police have arrested two armed robbery suspects during an operation at Olambe area of Akute, in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The two suspects - Lukman Olanrewaju (27 years) and Shola Alabi (28 years) were arrested following a distress call received by the DPO of Ajuwon Divisional Headquarters, SP Andrew Akinseye.

It was reported that a three-man armed robbery gang who were operating at Olambe area shot one commercial motorcyclist, Anas Usman, and snatched his motorcycle.

The Spokesman of the Police, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told newsmen on Monday that following the distress call, the DPO led his men to the scene, and with the collaboration of the so safe corps.

Oyeyemi said two among the robbers were subsequently caught in the act and arrested immediately.

According to him, items recovered from them are one cut-to-size locally made gun, two live cartridges and the snatched motorcycle.

He hinted that the victim was quickly taken to the hospital for treatment, while effort is in top gear to apprehend the remaining member of the gang.

Oyeyemi quoted the commissioner of police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, to have ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for investigation and diligent prosecution.

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