Two fleeing members of a robbery gang and their herbalist have been arrested by Ogun State police command.
The suspects were said to have fled their hideout three weeks ago, when men of the Ogun Special Anti-Robbery Squad stormed the Adesan area of Mowe, in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.
The command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said on Monday, that the suspected robbers; Saheed Bello and Bello Sadiq, were arrested in Ibadan, Oyo State, while their herbalist, Ibrahim Rasheed, was apprehended in Osun on June 29.
Oyeyemi stated that the suspects were arrested three weeks after four of their gang members were apprehended in their hideout in Mowe.
He added that the gang are responsible for a number of robbery cases around Mowe/Ofada area of Ogun.
He said: “Saheed Bello, who is the leader of the gang, and Bello Sadiq were traced to the Academy area of Ibadan based on intelligence investigation embarked upon by the CSP Tijani Mohammed-led SARS and they were apprehended.
“Their arrest led to the arrest of one Ibrahim Rasheed, who is the gang’s herbalist in Ile-Ogbo, Osun State.”
According to him, one locally-made single-barrel pistol and five live cartridges were recovered from the suspects.