Two ex-convicts arrested in Ogun after robbery operation in Oyo

Two ex-convicts arrested in Ogun after robbery operation in Oyo

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The Nigeria police Command has arrested two convicts who met at Oba Correctional Centre in Abeokuta, had successfully robbed their victims in Ogbomoso Oyo State before the long arm of the law caught up with them.

37-years-old Wasiu Opeyemi an indigene of Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State and 27-year-old Noah Israel, a Benue State indigene allegedly used cutlass and other dangerous weapons to rob their victims, were arrested by men of state anti-kidnapping Unit who were on routine patrol at Mowe area of Lagos – Ibadan Express way last week Thursday.

A statement by the spokesman of the police Command in Ogun State, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi who disclosed this in a press statement on Monday, said the two suspects made an attempt to escape but were quickly surrounded by the operatives and taken to the nearest police station.

On interrogation, the suspects confessed to the police that they were coming from Ogbomoso in Oyo State where they have gone to carry out robbery operation where they also forced one of the victims to transfer the sum of N150,000.00 (One Hundred thousand Naira) into their account, according to police

Part of the statement said, “They (suspects) confessed further that all the goods in their possession are proceed of the operation. They also stated that one of their victims was forced to transfer the sum of N150,000.00 (One Hundred thousand Naira) into their account since nothing tangible is found with him.

Two laptops, eleven phones of different types, one Rolex wrist watch, cash sum of one hundred and twenty two thousand naira and bags containing household items were recovered from the suspects.

In the meantime, the Commissioner of police in Ogun State, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered a thorough investigation of the suspects before transferring them to Oyo State where they will be prosecuted.

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