Men of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad, Ogun State Police Command, have apprehended two members of a robbery syndicate in Ibadan.
OyoAffairs learned that the suspects had escaped after the SARS operatives romped their hideout at Adesan area of Mowe in Obafemi – Owode Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a press release on Monday, indicated that the suspects were apprehended three weeks after four of their gang members were arrested at their hideout in Mowe.
“ Saheed Bello, who is the leader of the gang, and Bello Sadiq were traced to Academy area in Ibadan based on intelligence investigation embarked upon by the CSP Tijani Mohammed- led SARS and they were apprehended.
“ Their arrest led to the arrest of one Ibrahim Rasheed, who is the gang’s herbalist in Ile – Ogbo, Osun State.”
The PPRO stated that weapons such as a locally-made single-barrelled pistol and five live cartridges were found on the suspects.
“The gang has been responsible for a series of robbery cases around Mowe/ Ofada areas in recent times.
“ Four members of the gang had earlier been arrested on June 7, 2020, while the recently arrested ones escaped, as a result of which the Commissioner of Police ordered a serious manhunt for them.”
The PPRO announced that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Kenneth Ebrimson, had authorized a full – scale investigation into the past activities of the suspects so as to make them face the law as soon as investigation was concluded.