Two suspected armed robbers, Jerry Chuckwedu m’ 23yrs and Tomiwa Olawale m’ 22years, pictured above, are arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command, for allegedly robbing a gold merchant of golden chains and rings valued at six million naira at gunpoint.
Confirming the arrests to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects were arrested following a report lodged at Ogijo divisional headquarters by one Abubakar Hassan, who stated that his brother sent him from Idi Araba in Mushin Lagos State to deliver some gold chains and rings worth six million naira to his customer at Igbo Olomu area of Isawo. Hassan stated further that when he need to Isawo, the said customer who was already expecting him, picked him on a motorbike and took him to a deserted area where three others were met and that they dispossessed him of the pieces of jewellery at gunpoint after beating him mercilessly.
”Upon the report, the DPO Ogijo division, CSP Muhammed Suleiman Baba, quickly led his detectives to the scene, and therefore the entire area was thoroughly combed. Their efforts yielded positive result when two amongst the gang were arrested while others escaped with their arms.
Three golden rings valued at three million, 100 and twenty one thousand seven hundred naira (3,121,700) was recovered from them.”a statement from Oyeyemi reads partially
The statement adds that the state commissioner of police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. He also directed that the fleeing members of the gang must be captured and delivered to book.