Sunday, December 9, 2018 5:21 pm
Officers of Ogun State Police Command has arrested a three – man gang robbery syndicate whic specialised in snatching of motorcycle from the owners while pretending to be passengers.
The arrest of the suspects followed a complaint lodged at Ilaro police station by one Abdul Ganiy Olakintan that he carried three passengers from Fab filling station, Ilaro to Odo fufu area, only for the passengers to suddenly bring out a knife with which they forced him to stop and subsequently rubbed dry pepper on his face before taking his motorcycle away.
Following the report, the DPO Ilaro Division, CSP Opebiyi Sunday detailed his detectives to embarked on serious manhunt for the hoodlums.
Their efforts paid off when on a tip off and the assistant of members of the community, one of the suspects by name Tajudeen Akeem was arrested.
His arrest led to the apprehension of the other two suspects namely Idowu Samson and Taofeek Taiwo.
On interrogation, the suspects who all live in Mushin area of Lagos state confessed being responsible for series of motorcycle snatching in Ilaro and its environs.
Recovered from them are the snatched motorcycle, nylon containing dry pepper, and a knife used for the operation.
The commissioner of police CP Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to federal special Anti robbery squad(FSARS) for further investigation .
He also warned cyclists to desist from carrying more than one person at a time for their own security and safety.