For invading company, suspected robbers rounded up

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested five men for allegedly robbing a company at Sango ota, in Ado odo Ota Local Government area of the state on September 19, 2022.

The suspects, Umar Haruna, Abbah Yahaya, Muritala Umar, Wale Fadeyi and Segun Olofinmade, were rounded up after a distress call received by policemen at the Sango Divisional Headquarters at about 12:30 midnight.

The gang, numbering about 10, armed with cutlasses, had forcefully gained entrance into Balita Company and packed away motor engines sold by the company.

Divisional Police Officer of the division, Mr Saleh Dahiru, a Superintendent of Police, mobilized his men and moved into the area.

According to Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Superintendent of Police, “upon sighting the policemen, the hoodlums, who came with a Mitsubishi Canter bus with registration number LSR 414 YF, took to their heels but they were chased and five amongst them were apprehended while others escaped.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the robbery was masterminded by the former chief security officer of the company who was relieved of his duty about three months ago. The said former officer is now on the run.
Recovered from them are a Mitsubishi Canter bus loaded with ten motor engines and cutlasses.”

Commissioner of Police, Mr Lanre Bankole, has directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Departments (SCID) for discreet investigation.

The CP “equally ordered a massive manhunt for the fleeing former Chief Security Officer with the view to bring him to justice.

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