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Two Lagos-based Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested After Deadly Operation In Ogun

Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested two members of a Lagos-based robbery gang terrorizing Ijebu Ode and its environs.

The Police identified the suspects as Muyiwa Adebola and Lukman Ogunmuyiwa.

Their arrest followed a distress call received at Igbeba Divisional Headquarters, Ijebu Ode, on March 26 2023, that a six-man gang invaded New site, Imoru Ijebu, held residents of the area hostage and dispossessed them of their belongings ranging from laptops, 32 different phones and a GLK Mercedes Benz car with registration number KRD 570 HM at gunpoint. 

A resident, Ayoola Taiwo, was also shot and wounded on his right knee by the robbers.

On sighting the Police, the hoodlums fled but were hotly chased and one of them, Muyiwa Adebola, was arrested at Olisa area of Ijebu Ode, while the rest evaded arrest.

According to the Command Spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the arrested suspect led the Police to the hideout of his accomplice in Mushin.

“On interrogation, he informed the Police that the gang members were based in Lagos State, and he subsequently led detectives to Mushin area of Lagos, where the second one, Lukman Ogunmuyiwa, who also confessed his participation in the robbery was apprehended. 

“Recovered so far from the two suspects are three HP laptops and three phones belonging to the victims,” he said. 

He added that the suspects have been transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments on the order of the outgoing Commissioner of Police now AIG, AIG Frank Mba for discreet investigation.

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