Men of Ogun State Police Command on the early hours of today arrested two suspected armed robbers while escaping with a vehicle they robbed in Lagos.
This was stated in a press statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) on Tuesday.
The statement mentioned that the suspects Raymond Chukwudi and Ekene Okoro were arrested by men of Federal Highway Patrol at Ajebandele, a boundary between Ogun and Ondo State while on stop and search.
“During the operation, the operatives stopped a Toyota Fortuner Jeep with registration number AGL 834 GU with three occupants.
“On interrogation, the occupants whose countenance looked suspicious were unable to give satisfactory information about the vehicle, hence the policemen put a call across to the owner, whose phone number was seen on the particular for further enquiry.
“Sensing that the game is over, one of the occupants took to his heel, while the other two were quickly apprehended.
“The owner of the vehicle was later contacted, and he explained that the robbers invaded his house at Iriferiogoma Street, Lakowe Phase 2, Ibeju Lekki, where they forcefully dispossessed him of the vehicle.
“The two suspects were handed over to the DPO Ogbere for investigation.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for onward transfer to Lagos State Command, where the culprits will be prosecuted,” Oyeyemi stated.