Ogun police arrest 4 okada snatchers

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command in the early hours of Monday, October 24, 2022, arrested four armed robbery suspects, who specialized in snatching motorcycle from owners at gun point.

The suspects, Muhammad Adamu, 20, Okacha Alidu, 22; Yusuf Mohammed, 28 and Muniru Sunmaila, 20, were arrested after a distress call received at Ajuwon Police Divisional Headquarters at about 3 a.m, that they had attacked one Sunday Doile at Onibudo area of Akute and snatched his Bajaj motorcycle on gun point.

Divisional Police Officer, Superintendent Andrew Akinseye, was said to have quickly mobilized his patrol team to the scene. On sighting the policemen, the suspects, about six in number, ran to different directions.

While one escaped with the snatched motorcycle, others were hotly chased, and four apprehended. They confessed being responsible for various cases of motorcycle snatching in Ajuwon and its environs.

Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Superintendent of Police, said, “They confessed further that their mode of operation is to use a motorcycle belonging to one of them to cross the one they want to snatch, and they will show their gun to the victim and ordered him to surrender his motorcycle.”

According to them, Oyeyemi added, “any of their victims who struggle with them will be hit on the head with an iron rod, and the motorcycle will be taken away while the owner is unconscious. They claimed to have killed one of their victims in the process.”

Recovered from them are; two locally made pistols, one iron rod, one cutlass, one live cartridge, three expended cartridges and assorted Criminal charms.

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Commissioner of Police, Mr Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation. Bankole also directed that the escaped members must be fished out.

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