2 Armed Theft Suspects Were Nabbed by Ogun State Police Command
NewsReport Nigeria March 2, 2021
The Ogun State Police Command within the early hours of Saturday, February 27, 2021 nabbed two (2) armed theft suspects whereas working at Shagamu interchange space of Lagos/Ibadan expressway.
NewsReport Nigeria gathered that the 2 suspects, Aghofure Solomon, a 30-years-old indigene of Delta state and Emmanuel Mathew, a 37-years-old indigene of Abia state had been arrested when the police patrol team of Shagamu division on routine patrol of the expressway around 1:30am.
The suspects and their gang who had been mentioned to have already positioned themselves on the interchange in readiness for attack on the commuter plying the highway, opened fire on the passing patrol team led by the DPO, CSP Okiki Agunbiade.
The team immediately engaged the suspected robbers in shoot-out at the end of which considered one of them sustained gun-shot accidents and was subsequently apprehended.
Other members of the gang escaped into the bush abandoning their operational automobile. The bush was totally combed from the place the opposite suspect was additionally arrested. A police corporal hooked up to the team additionally sustained gunshot accidents on his leg and was rushed to hospital for treatment there in shagamu.
Upon interrogation, the suspected Shagamu Interchange robbers informed the police that they are five (5) man gang, and so they additionally gave their fleeing gang members names as Uche a.k.a two (2) million, Arinze and Uzor.
In accordance with the information gathered and confirmed by the state command public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects additional revealed that the three (3) escaped members of the gang are ex-convicts who had served numerous jail terms in Okitipupa, Ondo state and Shagamu in Ogun state.
They revealed additional that their gang was shaped after they served their jail time period and that it was the ex-convicts that recruited and initiated them into the theft enterprise.
In the meantime, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun praised the gallantry performance of his men and ordered the instant switch of the suspects to the state prison investigation and intelligence division for discreet investigation.
He additionally directed that the escaped members of the gang be hunted for and dropped at justice and likewise appealed to members of the general public particularly hospitals to speedily inform the police if anybody with gunshot damage is seen of their neighborhood.