The Police Command in Ogun on Sunday confirmed the arrest of a 26-year-old suspected armed robber, Segun Azeez, in Sango-Ota area of the state.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, gave the confirmation in a statement issued to newsmen in Sango- Ota.
Oyeyemi explained that the suspect was arrested on Thursday (May 12), while planning a robbery operation with others, now at large, in Sango-Ota area of the state.
The PPRO explained further that the suspect was arrested following information received by policemen at Sango-Ota Divisional Headquarters that armed robbers were planning to attack Agoro community.
“Upon the information, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Sango-Ota Division, SP Saleh Dahiru, quickly mobilised his patrol team and moved to the suspects’ hideout at Abanikole junction where he was arrested while others escaped.
“Recovered from the arrested suspect are one locally made double barrel pistol, and one live cartridge.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed that he was planning with other members of his gang to attack some houses in Agoro community before police swooped on them, and got him arrested,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
The CP also directed that other members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to book. (NAN)