The operatives of the Ogun Police Command say they have arrested a suspected member of an armed robbery gang, Alo Monday, and recovered from him a Toyota Camry car snatched from one of their victims.
The suspect who is an indigene of Ebonyi was reportedly arrested on Friday 20th of November 2020.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by police at Sagamu Division at about 8.30pm on the fateful day that armed robbers were operating along Sagamu/ Ikenne Road.
He added that acting on the call, the Dvisional Police Officer, Sagamu Division, Okiki Agunbiade mobilised his patrol team and moved to the scene.
He said, “But on sighting the policemen, the robbers quickly jumped into an already snatched unregistered Toyota Camry popularly known as “muscle” and started driving towards Lagos/Sagamu interchange.
“They were hotly chased by the policemen consequent upon which they abandoned the car and ran into the bush.
“The entire area was cordoned off by the policemen who combed the bush in search of the hoodlums.
“Their 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.”
Oyeyemi said 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.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
The CP who commended the quick response of his men to the distress call, also directed that the fleeing members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to justice within the shortest possible period