Gunmen identified to be armed robbers in Ogun have attacked a provision shop and dispossessed the owner, Tope Alabi, of huge sum of money
The Ogun state police command disclosed this on Sunday in a statement made available to Journalists.
The suspects, Anu Ibikunle Rasheed Bisiriyu and Adebowale Dada, were arrested following a distress call received at Atan Ota divisional headquarters around 9:45 pm on Thursday that men of underworld had invaded a shop at Oke Ore area, where the owner, Tope Alabi, was held hostage.
Ogun Police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the robbery attack, said the Divisional Police Officer, Atan Ota division, Abolade Oladigbolu, a Chief Superintendent of Police(CSP), mobilised his men to the scene and arrested the hoodlums after a hot chase.
The statement read in part;
Upon the distress call, the DPO Atan-Ota division, CSP Abolade Oladigbolu, mobilised his men and moved to the scene.
“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums, who first attacked the policemen later took to their heels having realized the determination of the policemen to subdue them.
They were hotly chased and the three of them were subsequently apprehended.
“Recovered from them are; one locally made pistol, two live cartridges, and assorted dangerous charms.”
According to the statement, The Commissioner of Police Edward Ajogun has ordered transfer of the suspects to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation
Edward also appealed to members of the public to always inform the police on time whenever they noticed any distress situation.