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A 25yrs old sales boy Peter Okenu has been arrested by operatives of Ogun State Police Command for masterminding the robbing of his boss on the 17th of December 2020
The sales boy was reportedly arrested following a painstaking investigation embarked upon by detectives from Ifo divisional headquarters who has been on the trail of the robbery gang since 17th of December 2020 when the case was reported.
The victim of the robbery incident, Stephen Anyi reported at Ifo police station on the said date that his house situated at Kajola phase 2 area of Ifo was invaded at about 2:00am by a 7 man robbery gang who were armed with guns, cutlasses and axe, held him and his family hostage before dispossessing them of cash sum of #150,000, his laptop, phones, plasma television and his Toyota highlander with registration number KJA 38 FZ which they use in carrying away the robbed items.
On report,the DPO of Ifo, Csp Adeniyi Adekunle detailed his crack detectives to go after the robbers with the view to bring them to book within the shortest possible time. According to police report, detectives embarked on intelligence and technical investigation and were able to trace the hoodlums to Mushin area of Lagos State where they were about to dispose the Toyota highlander and rounded up four members of the gang namely: Ibrahim Arowolo ‘m’ 24yrs, Sowemimo Faruk ‘m’ 18yrs, Yusuf Azeez ‘m’ 23yrs and Yakubu Ibrahim ‘m’ 31yrs.
On interrogation, they informed the police that it was the victim’s sale boy, Peter Okenu who planned with the gang to rob his master. They stated further that the sales boy who was in-charge of the victim’s shop at Sango met them and gave the description of his boss residence, hence the sales boy was promptly arrested and he has confessed to the crime.
Iteams recovered from the suspects we’re Toyota highlander with registration number KJA 38 FZ, one locally made single barrel cut-to-size gun, one locally made double barrel pistol, 3 cutlasses and four different types of phones.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun has directed that the case should be transferred to the violent crime intervention unit of the State criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. He also ordered that the remaining members of the gang be hunted for and apprehended within the shortest period.