Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested four suspected armed robbers at Odogbolu junction along Sagamu / Ijebu-Ode expressway .
The suspects, according to a statement by the Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, were arrested following a distress call by members of the public that they had blocked the highway and were dispossessing people of their belongings.
The suspects are Israel Adams, Opeyemi Okegbenro’, Ali Chibike , Patrick Nwandagba.
Oyeyemi said the suspected robbers had succeeded in snatching a Lexus RX 330 jeep with Reg.No Lagos KSF 509 CV from one of their victims earlier in the day.
The same gang, the statement indicated, had on the same day attacked and shot one Policeman Oluwatobi Iwata attached to PMF17 in Ondo State and one Samuel Olatunji who later died on his way to the hospital.
“Upon the distress call, the Commissioner of Police CP Ahmed Iliyasu ordered the Officer in-Charge of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad DSP Uba Adams to go after the hoodlums and bring them to justice. In compliance with the CP’s order, the FSARS Operatives moved swiftly to the scene, but on sighting the Policemen, the robbers opened fire on them while the operatives also engaged them in a gun duel.
“At the end of the encounter, four members of the gang ; Israel Adams, Opeyemi Okegbenro’, Ali Chibike , Patrick Nwandagba were arrested while others escaped through the nearby bush”.
Items recovered from them are one pump Action gun, two locally made double barreled pistol, four live cartridges, the snatched Lexus RX330 SUV.