Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested two suspected armed robbers in the early hours of Tuesday 1st of June 2021, while escaping with a vehicle they allegedly snatched from the owner in Lagos.
The suspects whose names were given as Raymond Chukwudi and Ekene Okoro were reportedly arrested by the men of Federal Highway Patrol at Ajebandele, a boundary between Ogun and Ondo state while on stop and search.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said during the operation, the operatives stopped a Toyota Fortuner Jeep with number plate AGL 834 GU with three occupants.
He added that during interrogation, the occupants whose countenance looked suspicious were unable to give satisfactory information about the vehicle, hence the policemen put a call across to the owner, whose phone number was seen on the particular for further enquiry.
Oyeyemi said further, “Sensing that the game is over, one of the occupants took to his heels, while the other two were quickly apprehended.
“The owner of the vehicle was later contacted, and he explained that the robbers invaded his house at Iriferiogoma Street Lakowe Phase 2 Ibeju Lekki, where they forcefully dispossessed him of the vehicle.”
The state police spokesman said the two suspects were handed over to the Divisional Police Officer, Ogbere for investigation.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for onward transfer to Lagos State Command, where the culprits will be prosecuted.