A team from Sagamu Divisional Police Headquarters of Ogun State Command has overpowered a suspected armed robber, Alo Monday shortly after the Ebonyi-born’s gang had successfully dispossessed a man of his Toyota Camry along Sagamu/Ikenne highway.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, a deputy superintendent of police, disclosed that his men’s exploit was recorded last Friday following a late night distress call to the division.
Oyeyemi further diclosed that the Divisional Police Officer of Shagamu Division, Okiki Agunbiade, a Superintendent of Police responded right to the call.
The PPRO narrated that on sighting the policemen, the robbers quickly jumped into an already snatched unregistered Toyota Camry and sped towards Lagos/Shagamu interchange but were hotly chased by the policemen consequent upon which they abandoned the car and ran into the bush.
He said, “The entire area was cordoned off by the policemen who combed the bush in search of the hoodlums. The effort paid off when one of the robbers Alo Monday was apprehended with a sledge hammer which he used to hit the owner of the car on the head before snatching the vehicle.
“The combing exercise drew the attention of youths and commercial motorcyclists in the area who descended heavily on the suspect and beat him to stupor. He was smuggled out of the place by the police who took him to the hospital for treatment. The owner of snatched car who sustained head injury inflicted on him with the sledge hammer was also taken to the hospital by the police.”
The Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun was said to have ordered immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation and prompt arrest of the fleeing members of the gang for speedy prosecution.