The timely intervention of Men of Ogun State Police Command salvaged the day as Tope Alabi was rescued from three man robbery gang who held her hostage in her shop at Atan, Ado Odo Ota Local Government.
The command officer on Thursday 22nd of July 2021, arrested the robbery suspects who invaded her provision shop and dispossessed her of huge sum of money.
This was disclosed in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta by the command spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi on Sunday.
Oyeyemi named the suspects as Anu Ibikunle, 32 years; Rasheed Bisiriyu, 22 years, and Adebowale Dada, 25 years, adding that they were arrested following a distress call received at Atan Ota Divisional Headquarters at about 9:45 pm.
“The distress call confirmed that men of underworld have invaded a provision and drinks shop at Oke Ore Area, and the owner, Tope Alabi has been held hostage.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO Atan Ota division, CSP Abolade Oladigbolu mobilized 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 chased and the three of them were subsequently apprehended.
“Recovered from them were one locally made pistol, two live cartridges and assorted dangerous charms.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, (CP) Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
“The CP also appealed to members of the public to always inform the police on time whenever they noticed any distress situation,” Oyeyemi said.