Operatives of the Zone 2 Police Command have arrested two ex-convicts for armed robbery and recovered stolen property from the bandits through Zonal Intervention Squad.
The suspected robbers: Oseni Usman, 34, and Taiwo Orogbemi, 46, were arrested on December 31, 2018, at about 9:30pm.
According to Dolapo Badmos, Zone 2 command spokesperson, at a media briefing, the command operatives while on visibility policing around Ogere Remo in Ogun State intercepted a Toyota Sienna Bus, brown in colour with two occupants.
Badmos said on flagging down the vehicle the suspects attempted to escape but the Policemen were able to nab them due to their alertness.
On searching the vehicle, a locally made cut-to-size gun with three live cartridges were recovered.
“Consequently they were moved to police base for investigation. Upon interrogation, the two suspects confessed to have robbed residents of Akobo Area of Ibadan in Oyo State where they stole goods worth millions of Naira, they stated further that part of their loots like phones, laptops and other gadgets have been sold to some receivers in Oyo State while the Sienna bus was been taken to Lagos for a ready buyer.” she said.
Badmos said the suspects confessed to have formed a gang while serving their jail term in Agodi Prison, Ibadan, as they further revealed that their operational base is in the Oyo State capital.
She said the operational strategy the command put in place for the Yuletide season worked to great effect.
She further stated that Lawal Shehu, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2, has directed the operatives to fish out other perpetrators involved in the crime to ensure due prosecution.