Suspected Armed Robbers Arrested In Mowe,Ogun

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By Dayo Ajayi

The men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested three members of a robbery syndicate terrorizing Mowe and its environs.

The suspects identified as Daniel Okereke, Henry Osagwe and Wisdom Atuba were arrested by the policemen attached to Mowe divisional headquarters at about 10 pm, yesterday.

The police stated that they got a report that a group of men numbering about seven who were suspected to be armed robbers were sighted in a hideout at Ajeonibode area of Mowe, where they were perfecting plans on when and how to attack their targeted victims.

The DPO Mowe division, CSP Saminu Akintunde, quickly mobilized his men and stormed the scene. On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums took to flight, but with the assistance of members of the community, three amongst them were apprehended while others escaped.

Recovered from them are: one locally made short gun loaded with two live cartridges, two jack knives and various charms.

Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the commissioner of police CP Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.

He also directed a massive manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang with the view to bring them to justice within the shortest possible period.

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