The Ogun State Police Command’s proactive operations are yielding fruits with the arrest of a suspected armed robber, Sodiq Oladele.
According to Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Oladele, 27, was arrested yesterday on his way to a robbery operation with his gang.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was rounded up at Obasanjo farm junction ota while the Divisional Police Officer of the Onipanu Division, Mr Bamidele Job, a Chief Superintendent of Police, and his men were on routine patrol.
The team, he added, sighted a motorcycle with three male passengers.
Oyeyemi explained, “The motorcycle was flagged down but the passengers quickly jumped down and ran to different direction. They were hotly chased by the policemen and one of them Sodiq Oladele who was in possession of a black bag was apprehended while others escaped.
“On searching the bag, two locally made single barrel pistols, one live cartridge and assorted criminal charms were recovered there in.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed that he and his fleeing colleagues were on their way to carry out robbery operation before they were accosted by policemen.”
The PPRO also disclosed that the Commissioner of Police of the command, Mr Lanre Bankole, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Eleweeran, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.