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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 9 May 2022


Ogun robbers nabbed for stealing industrial batteries

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Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested three suspected members of a robbery syndicate in Ogijo, in the Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The suspects, Shadrach Blessing, Edibo Peter and Osuwgu Oyebuchi, were arrested on Saturday around 2:45am when the police stormed a company, Ruthfort Service Limited, which was under attack by the suspects.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

He said, “The suspects, Shadrach Blessing, 25; Edibo Peter, 25; and Osuwgu Oyebuchi, 27; were arrested following a distress call received by policemen at the Ogijo divisional headquarters that suspected armed robbers invaded Ruthfort Service Limited at Ikorodu-Sagamu Road, Ogijo.

“The robbers, who gained access into the company around 2:45am through the fence, pointed a gun at the security man on duty after cutting the security wire and ordered him to lie face down while they removed four industrial batteries.

“On receiving a distress call, the DPO, Ogijo division, CSP Onatufeh Umoh, quickly led his patrol team to the scene where the robbers, who had already escaped to the street, were chased in collaboration with members of the public.
Three of them were apprehended, while others escaped. Recovered from them were the four industrial batteries.” He said.

The state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

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