Two members of a suspected armed robbery syndicate, who always operated with a toy gun – have been arrested by police operatives.
The suspects, Micheal Iheanachor, 34 and Jamiu Haruna, 38, of Alaba International Market, Ojo, Lagos and Kembiri Street, Okokomaiko, also in Lagos, respectively, were arrested yesterday, Monday, July 2, 2018 by detectives attached to Agbara Division in Ogun.
In a press release by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made available to Crimepuzzle, the suspects were nabbed while trying to dispossess one Ugochuckwu Umeh of his Honda Power Bike.
According to Oyeyemi, the hoodlums, numbering three, had besieged Umeh’s Idanyini residence, Agbara, with the intent to cart away the said Power Bike marked GBE 717 GH.
But, while they were perfecting their intention, oblivious of a twist in the scenario that a distress call had been made to the police, the operatives, with the aid of local vigilante members, swooped on the hoodlums and successfully caught two of the suspects red handed.
The third gang member was said to have bolted, and evaded arrest.
The PPRO said: “Immediately the information was received, the DPO Agbara Division, SP Adegbite Omotayo, quickly mobilized his men to the scene where two out of the three hoodlums were arrested with the assistance of the local vigilantes”
Oyeyemi hinted that a toy gun, with which the hoodlums instilled fear into their victims before carrying out their operations, was recovered from them, adding that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu had ordered that the two suspects be transferred to FSARS for discreet investigation while serious manhunt should be launched for the fleeing member of the gang.