Operatives of the Nigeria police Command in Ogun State have arrested 29-year-old lady, Chioma Okafor during armed robbery operation in the State.
Okafor was arrested on Friday 25th of November, 2022 with a 19-year-old boy, Nweke Joshua at Adesan while carrying out robbery operation at Adesan area of Mowe area with toys gun.
The Command’s spokesman, SP. Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement on Sunday, said the suspects were arrested following a distress call received at Mowe divisional headquarters at about 9:30 pm.
The caller said armed robbers invaded a food stuff shop, owned by one Johnson Nwokoro at Safari Junction Adesan and dispossessing the owner of the day’s sales.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO Mowe division, SP Folake Afeniforo, quickly mobilized the division’s patrol team and the so safe corps men to the scene where the two suspects were arrested.
“On searching them, it was discovered that they came to rob the shop with toy guns which looked perfectly like original pistols.
“On interrogation, the 19 years old Nweke Joshua, informed the police that it was Chioma Okafor who came with the idea of carrying out the robbery operation in order for them to have some money”, according to the statement.
H stated further that it was Chioma who bought the two toy guns and gave him one to use for the operation”, Oyeyemi said.
He also revealed that the suspected armed robbers went to the shop and pretended like customers, but they suddenly brought out guns and ordered the shop owner to hand over all money in his possession to them”.
The police spokesman said: “Luck ran out of them when police and so safe corps men arrived at the scene before they can escaped”.
The statement said the State Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.