The police were alerted that robbers had invaded Iju Love bus stop and Tipper Garage, wielding dangerous weapons and dispossessing people of their valuables
Three men have been arrested by men of the Ogun State police command during a robbery operation in the Iju area of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area.
According to the police, the suspects are “members of a robbery gang who have been terrorising Iju-Ota and its environs for some time.”
The suspects are: Bamidele Oluwashina, 31; Adebowale Kehinde, 32 and Oluwasegun Abayomi. They were arrested on November 12.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State police image maker, said in a statement yesterday that the trio were arrested following a distress call received by the police at Onipanu divisional headquarters around 9:30p.m.
The police, Oyeyemi disclosed, were alerted that robbers had invaded Iju Love bus stop and Tipper Garage, wielding dangerous weapons and dispossessing people of their valuables.
As a result of the information, the DPO of Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele Ishola Job, mobilized his men to the scene and engaged the robbers in a gun duel.
“Having realised the superior fire power of the police, the hoodlums took to their heels but one of them was arrested at the scene. The entire area was cordoned off while police intensified search for other members of the gang with the help of members of the community. Two other members of the gang were sighted trying to escape in a tricycle but were promptly arrested,” he said.