The operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have apprehended three brothers and one other for robbery operations in the ijebu Ode area of Ogun State.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects are Hammed Jagbojagbo’ Idris Jagbojagbo; Tobi Jagbojagbo, and Tosin Ogundeko.
According to him, the suspects were arrested following a distress call received at Igbeba Divisional Headquarters that armed robbers had invaded the shop of a Premier Lotto agent in the Odi Olowo area of Ijebu Ode and robbed the agent of N90,000.
Oyeyemi added that the robbers also snatched a Bajaj motorcycle belonging to one Clement Conleth.
He said, “Upon the distress call, the DPO Igbeba Division, CSP Musiliu Doga quickly led his patrol team to the scene, gave the robbers a hot chase and succeeded in arresting one of them, Tosin Ogundeko from whom the Bajaj motorcycle was recovered.
“The arrested Tosin Ogundeko subsequently led detectives to their hideout in Epe, Lagos State where the remaining three were apprehended, while one of them simply identified as Tosin, aka ‘Socket’ escaped.
“On interrogation, the suspects confessed been responsible for various motorcycle snatching operations in ijebu ode and its environs. They confessed further that they were all based in Epe but chose ijebu ode as their area of operation.”
He stated that the police recovered one cut to size locally made gun and one Bajaj motorcycle from the robbery suspects.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation. He also directed a massive manhunt for the fleeing member of the gang.