Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have apprehended three members of a robbery syndicate who specialized in snatching motorcycle from the owners.
This was stated in a press release made available to newsmen on Tuesday by SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ogun State Command.
The suspects, Daniel Akapo (27 years), Idowu Ajao Sunday (20 years), and Dare Olusegun (24 years) were arrested on December 5th, 2022 following a distress call received by policemen attached to Ago Iwoye Divisional Headquarters.
It was reported that a motorcyclist, Shefiu Moshood was being attacked by two men who pretended as passengers and asked him to take them to Oke Erigba village on his motorcycle.
The two suspects suddenly stopped him along the road, and told him that they were not going again. They pretended as if they wanted to give him money only to bring out powdered grinded pepper and robbed it on the eyes of the rider, with the view to snatch the motorcycle from him.
While he was struggling with them, a battle axe fell down from the suspects’ bag, which the victim picked to attack them back.
While the struggling was going on, the DPO Ago Iwoye division, SP Noah Adekanye, arrived at the scene with his men and some OPC men.
On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums took to their heels but they were chased and the duo of Daniel Akapo and Idowu Ajao Sunday were apprehended.
On interrogation, they confessed to the commission of the crime, and informed the police that it was Dare Olusegun who asked them to go and snatch motorcycle with the promise that he will help them to sell it in Ibadan.
Their confession led to the arrest of Dare Olusegun, who also corroborated the statement of the two arrested suspects.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police (CP), Lanre Bankole has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments (SCID) for discreet investigation.