Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested two ex-convicts, Abiodun Oshoba and Mustapha Sakiru for allegedly snatching a Bajaj motorcycle with number plate SGM 965 VQ at gun point.
The police said the suspects snatched the motorcycle from one Aminu Iliyasu, and they were arrested on Monday 22nd February 2021.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects were arrested following a complaint lodged at Sagamu police station by the victim.
He said the victim had reported that the two suspects boarded his motorcycle as passengers and asked him to take them to Conference Hotel at G.R.A quarters Sagamu.
Oyeyemi said the victim added that while on the way to the place, the suspects brought out a gun and ordered him to stop.
He said they subsequently dispossessed him of the motorcycle and made away with it.
Acting on the report, he said the Divisional Police Officer, Sagamu, CSP Okiki Agunbiade mobilised his men and in-conjunction with members of vigilante group blocked all the exit points of the GRA and commenced stop and search.
Oyeyemi said their efforts yielded positive result when the motorcycle was sighted at one of the exit points, mounted by Abiodun Oshoba with the number plate folded.
He said when he sighted the policemen, Oshoba abandoned the bike and took to his heels, and he was chased and apprehended by the policemen.
He added, “His arrest led to the apprehension of his accomplice, Mustapha Sakiru.”
Oyeyemi said a locally-made pistol with one live cartridge was recovered from them.
He said preliminary investigation revealed that the duo met in Igbeba prison, Ijebu Ode where they served different jail terms and decided to form a gang after their terms in the prison.
He said, “While Sakiru Mustapha was jailed in 2016 for hijacking a truck, Abiodun Oshoba was jailed in 2019 for snatching a phone; both of them came out of prison in 2020 and decided to continue their devilish trade.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo has ordered the transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta for discreet investigation and prosecution.