Five robbery suspects have been arrested by operatives of the Ogun state Police Command for allegedly robbing a company in Sango Ota, Ado Odo Ota local government area of the state.
According to the statement released on Wednesday 21st September 2022, by the Ogun State Police Command, stated that the five robbery suspects were arrested on the 19th of September 2022.
The five robbery suspects were identified as Umar Haruna, Abbah Yahaya, Muritala Umar, Wale Fadeyi and Segun Olofinmade.
The suspects were arrested, following a distress call received by policemen at Sango divisional headquarters at about 12:30 midnight, that a group of armed robbers numbering about ten, and armed with cutlasses had forcefully gained entrance into Balita Company and packed away motor engines which the company is selling. Upon the distress call, the DPO Sango division, SP Saleh Dahiru, mobilized his men and moved into the area.
On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums who came with a Mitsubishi Canter bus with registration number LSR 414 YF took to their heels but they were chased and five amongst them were apprehended while others escaped.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the robbery incident was masterminded by the former Chief Security officer of the company who was relieved of his duty about three months ago. The said former Chief security officer is presently on the run.
Recovered from them are a Mitsubishi Canter bus loaded with ten motor engines and cutlasses. Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.
He equally ordered a massive manhunt for the fleeing former Chief Security officer with the view to bringing him to justice.