By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
Two suspected armed robbers have been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command, for robbing a gold merchant of golden chains and rings valued at N6 million naira at gun point.
The suspects are Jerry Chuckwedu, 23 and Tomiwa Olawale, 22.
The suspects were arrested on 29th of March 2021, following a report lodged at Ogijo divisional headquarters by one Abubakar Hassan, who reported that his brother sent him from Idi Araba in Mushin Lagos State to deliver some gold chains and rings worth six million naira to his customer at Igbo Olomu area of Isawo.
He stated further that, when he got to Isawo, the said customer who was already waiting for him, picked him on motorcycle and took him to a deserted area, where three others were met and they dispossessed him of the jewelries on gun point after beating him mercilessly.
Upon the report, the Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement, said the DPO Ogijo division, Muhammedt Suleiman Baba, quickly led his detectives to the scene, and the entire area was thoroughly combed.
Their efforts, he said yielded positive result when two amongst the gang were arrested while others escaped with their arms.
Items recovered included three golden rings valued at three million, one hundred and twenty one thousand seven hundred naira (3,121,700) was recovered from them.
The commissioner of police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
He also directed that the fleeing members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to book.