Thursday 22 June 2023

Police arrest six over alleged armed robbery in Osun

The Osun State Police Command has paraded six men arrested for alleged armed robbery on Thursday in Osogbo.

The Command also recovered one Mercedes C-Class, one cut-to-size pistol, one live cartridge and one knife from them.

According to the Command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, the four suspects were arrested on June 15, 2023, after a complaint at the Gbongan Police Division, while the other two were apprehended in Lagos State.

The arrested culprits are 24-year-old Ibrahim Yusuf, 25-year-old Lawal Abubakar, 35-year-old Umar Abubakar, and 20-year-old Sule Muhammed.

Also arrested are 31-year-old Salisu Ismail, and 27-year-old Habeeb Saudi, who acted as receivers of stolen items from the gang.

According to Opalola, who addressed journalists on the gains by the Command, “On 15th June 2023 at about 0630hrs, the complainant reported at Gbongan Division that, at about 0100hrs of same date he picked four (4) passengers from Opic park, Ogun State heading to Abuja with an unregistered Mercedez Benz car.

“But on getting to a point around Ikire jurisdiction, the said passengers forced him to stop and started shooting to scare him; while struggling with them, he was stabbed with a knife at his left hand, pushed out of the vehicle, and suspects went away with the said 4matic Benz car.

“He further stressed that; he could identify the suspects if seen.

“Immediately Police received the report, a team of policemen on stop-and-search along Ibadan/Ile-Ife expressway, Gbongan, was alerted, but when the suspects sighted the policemen, they abandoned the said car and took to their heels and escaped to the bush.

“Police did not rest on its oars; combed the bush where two of the suspects were arrested.

“Efforts put in place by Anti-Kidnapping Squad yielded more result whereby four other suspects were arrested at Lagos State.”

Opalola also revealed that the investigation was still ongoing.

The Sun

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