Four members of a seven-man robbery gang have been arrested by operatives of Lagos State Police Command after robbery operations and beating security checkpoint.
The quartet was nabbed on March 13th 2023, after invaded a dwelling house at COTCO road, Ode-Remo, in Ogun State and dispossessing the residents of their belongings.
Spokesman of Ogun State Police Command, SP. Abimbola Oyeyemi said in a statement that the suspects Habeeb Salaudeen 24, Ezekiel Jayesimi 30, Olamilekan Teniola 22 and Olaitan Sonibare 25.
Oyeyemi said suspects were trailed from Ogun to Lagos State where they were arrested have been terrorizing Ode-Remo area of Ogun State in recent time.
He revealed that the suspects were arrested following a distress call received by policemen attached to Ode-Remo divisional headquarters in Ogun State at about 2:30 a.m.
This was after the suspects numbering about seven have invaded a dwelling house at COTCO road, Ode-Remo, and robbed the residents of their belongings.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO Ode-Remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi quickly led his men to the scene, on getting there, they engaged the hoodlums in gun battle, but the robbers managed to escape in a white Rav 4 car which they came with.
“Luck however ran against them when they were accosted by policemen at Warewa who stopped them having seen the bullet hole on their vehicle. The robbers subsequently abandoned the car and ran away.
“They were technically trailed to Mushin area of Lagos where four amongst them were apprehended”, according to the statement, which said the arrested suspects have all confessed to the commission of the crime.
41 phones and thirteen android phones were recovered from the arrested criminal gang members.
Already, the Commissioner of Police, CP Frank Mba, has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.
He also ordered a massive manhunt for the remaining members of the gang, with the view to bring them to justice.