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Police Arrest Three Suspected Armed Robbers in Ogun

Men of the Ogun state police command on June 8, apprehended three members of a robbery conglomerate who were on their way to carry out a robbery project.

The suspects, 27-year-old Ibiyemi Wasiri a.k.a fellow, 20-year-old Alabi Ojugbele, and 18-year-old Obe Lekan were apprehended at Orita area of Ilaro, during the joint routine patrol carried out by men of Ilaro area command and Ilaro divisional headquarters.

The suspects, who were on a Bajaj motorcycle with defaced number plate plunged from the motorcycle when they spotted the policemen and ran in a different path.

Police Arrest Three Suspected Armed Robbers

They were hotly stalked by the policemen and were all arrested.

A search was executed on them and one locally made pistol, four live cartridges and various criminal charms were recovered from them.

On inquiry, Ibiyemi Wasiri informed the police that he was an ex-convict and that he still has a pending trial of unlawful ownership of a firearm in a magistrate court. The suspects all admitted that they were going for a robbery operation before they were apprehended by the policemen.

Confirming their arrest to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has authorized the immediate transfer of the suspects to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.

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