Five suspected robbers who hid in their herbalist’s house after an operation, have been arrested.
The suspects were on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, arrested by men of the Ogun Police Command, after they allegedly unleashed terror on residents of Akorede Estate, Olomoore, behind Crescent University, Abeokuta, on January 21.
In a statement made available to the public, Ogun Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi identified the suspects as Tosin Adebanjo, Toheeb Ogundare, Ahmed Oloyede, Emmanuel Ogunshina, Adebisi Remilekun and Sukanmi Ogundimu (the herbalist).
According to Oyeyemi, the suspects, while raiding a house at midnight, inflicted injuries on one Alfa Rifhat Ashraf.
The police spokesman added that the men also dispossessed the victim and his wife of five mobile phones, one laptop, the sum of N60,000 and other valuables.
“On receiving the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, gave a marching order to the DPO Lafenwa division, CSP Muraina Ayilara, to go after the hoodlums and bring them to justice.
“In compliance with the CP’s directive, the DPO and his operatives commenced intelligence and technical investigation of the case which led to the arrest of a member of the gang.
“The arrested gang member led the operatives to the house of a herbalist at the Olomoore area of Abeokuta, which serves as a hideout for the gang.
“On getting there, the place was cordoned off. Surprisingly, the hoodlums attacked the police with cutlasses, consequent upon which one of them was shot and five others arrested, along with the herbalist.
“Recovered from them were one laptop, five different types of handsets, one cutlass and charms.
“The gang leader, who is popularly known as AK, escaped and a serious manhunt has been launched to effect his arrest. The victims have identified some of the arrested culprits as those who invaded their house on that day.”
Oyeyemi further disclosed that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Keneth Ebrimson, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for discreet investigation.