The police in Ogun State have arrested an ex-convict, Ibrahim Akinola, for alleged armed robbery.
The suspect was arrested on Tuesday morning, when he and one other person now at large, broke into the house of one Ojupeju Joseph at Orimerunmu area of Mowe, inflicting machete cuts on his head and dispossessing him of the sum of N150,000:00.
The suspect and his accomplice also made away with the victim’s Plasma Television.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said while the operation was going on, distress call was made to Mowe Divisional Headquarters and the DPO CSP Charles Ebhuoma led his anti-robbery team to the scene, where the suspect was arrested while his accomplice escaped.
Oyeyemi an assistant superintendent of police, said, “The Plasma Television was recovered from him. Investigation revealed that the suspect has served a jail term before and he is still having a pending court case on robbery allegation against him.
The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered that the suspect be transferred to Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad for further investigation.