By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
Men of the Ogun state Police Command have arrested two armed robbery suspects at Ajuwon town of the state. The suspects are Evans Iyam and Adedayo Taiwo.
The duo, according to a statement by the Police Public Relations Office (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, were arrested following a distress call received by the police in Ajuwon that a three- man robbery gang had stormed the street and were shooting sporadically, thereby throwing the whole street into panic.
On receiving the distress call, the DPO Ajuwon division, Andrew Akinseye, according to Oyeyemi, quickly mobilized his anti -robbery team and moved to the scene.
On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums took to their heels but were hotly chased by members of the community. Two members of the gang who came on a motorcycle were apprehended while the third one escaped with their motorcycle. Recovered from them is a locally made short gun.
On interrogation, the suspects confessed coming to the street from Ishasi in Lagos State for a robbery operation.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the special anti robbery squads ( SARS) for discreet investigation.
He equally directed a serious manhunt for the fleeing member of the gang, with the view to bring him to justice within the shortest possible time.