Ogun Police Arrest 2 for One-chance Robbery, Nab 24-yr-old Man for Defilement


Five days after a four-man gang of one-chance robbers dispossessed a lady of her valuables on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway in Ogun State, the long arm of the law has caught up with two of them. 

The syndicate, whose cup of criminality got filled to the brim, committed the alleged crime on March 23, but ran into the dragnet of police from Sango-Otta Division on March 28.

In the said operation, the robbers  dispossessed the victim of a smart phone and a total sum of Two Hundred and Twenty-eight Thousand Naira (N228,000).

In a statement issued by the command's spokesperson (PPRO), SP Omolola Odutola, the unsuspecting victim had boarded the syndicate's operational Toyota Corolla taxi at Ijako market in Sango-Otta, going to Itori. 

Prior to the lady's entry into the cab, there had already been three male occupants therein; with the driver, making four who, the police said, surreptitiously posed as fellow passengers. 

While on the way, the gang forcefully  dispossessed the victim of her valuables, comprising a smart phone, valued at Eighty-five Thousand Naira (N85,000), One Hundred and Twenty-three Thousand Naira (N123,000) realized from POS operation for the day, and  a separate cash sum of One Hundred and Five Thousand Naira (N105,000). 

Theafter, she was pushed out of the moving vehicle and fled.

However, as they basked in the euphoria of a successful operation, police detectives were on their trail, following a complaint lodged by the victim to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP Dahiru Saleh. 

Saleh had given the Divisional Surveillance Team a marching order to be on a look out, and unravel the perpetrators of the crime.

Saleh, it was disclosed, gave men of the Divisional Surveillance Team a marching order to be on a look out, and unravel the perpetrators of the crime.

The surveillance team, while on a routine patrol  around the same route in Itori, armed with details of the robbers' operational Toyota Corolla car, intercepted the vehicle on March 28. 

At this point, they all hopped out, abandoned the vehicle and fled in different directions. 

The relentless crack detectives went after them in hot pursuit and successfully apprehended two members of the gang, namely Aliu Oyetola, 35, and Seyi Afolabi, 40 

The blue Toyota Corolla car used to perpetrate the wicked act, marked GGE 659 FR, was also  recovered. 

Meanwhile, the two suspects have made confessional statements admitting to the crime, "and are cooperating with the police by giving useful information that will lead to the arrest of the other fleeing felons", the PPRO said.

Consequently, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alamutu, has ordered that the suspects be transferred to the Anti- robbery Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.

In another development, a 24-year-old man has been arrested for defiling a 14 year old Junior Secondary School (JSS1) student in Ogijo. 

According to the command's spokesperson (PPRO), SP Omolola Odutola, in a statement, a report received from Ifesowapo Otitoloju CDA in Ilara, Ogijo, the victim, a student of Aderegun Community High School, Ogijo, was raped by one Gadafi Bala on March.

"As soon as the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) received the report, he visited the victim and issued an examination form for evaluation, which result proved positive that one Gadafi had unlawful carnal knowledge of the victim", Odutola stated, adding that the suspect was promptly arrested. 

She further said that preliminary investigation in the case had commenced, and would be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation, saying, 

“No person involved in GBV will evade punishment, as it is a serious crime against human right violations".

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