By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
Men of the Ogun State Police Command in the early hours of Tuesday arrested two suspected armed robbers inside a vehicle they stole in Lagos State at Ajebandele, a boundary between the state and Ondo State.
The suspects are Raymond Chukwudi and Ekene Okoro.
The Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement issued in Abeokuta, confirmed the arrest.
He revealed that the suspects were nabbed by the Federal Highway Patrol during stop and search operation at the scene.
“During the operation, the operatives stopped a Toyota Fortuner Jeep with registration number AGL 834 GU with three occupants. On interrogation, the occupants, whose countenance looked suspicious, were unable to give satisfactory information about the vehicle, hence the policemen put a call across to the owner, whose phone number was seen on the particular for further enquiry.
“Sensing that the game was over, one of the occupants took to his heel, while the other two were quickly apprehended. The owner of the vehicle was later contacted and he explained that the robbers invaded his house at Iriferiogoma Street, Lakowe Phase 2, Ibeju Lekki, where they forcefully dispossessed him of the vehicle”.
The two suspects, Oyeyemi said, have been handed over to the DPO Ogbere for investigation.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for onward transfer to Lagos State Command, where the culprits will be prosecuted.