The So-Safe Corps in Ogun State has apprehended a member of an armed robbery syndicate terrorising residents.
This was made known by the So-Safe Commander Soji Ganzallo in a statement on Friday.
"At about 0115hrs on 28th July, 2023, the special team of the corps on a routine patrol led by Obadeyi Bolaji sighted four gang members at New Life Community, Olokopupo, Atan, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government suspected to be strategizing to embark on a criminal activity.
"The team of the Corps challenged them and they responded by opening fire at the officers.
"The team succeeded in apprehending one of the gang members and recovery of one locally-made pistol with 3 live cartridges from Mr Saheed Ade, a 33-year-old and resident of Ipokia, in Ipokia Local Government.
"The apprehended suspect confessed that the three gang members who escaped, T. J, Monsuru and Yusuf are residents of Ipokia too.
"He then revealed that their mission in the axis as they do was to steal a Sienna Car bought from their boss called Dao who lives in Cotonou, Republic of Benin and to return the Sienna back to him at Cotonou and to resell back to Nigeria in a different colour."
Ganzallo revealed that he has instructed the Agbara Area Commander of the Corps, ACC Adebesin Lukmon to work with the police in getting the rest of the culprits arrested.
"The Nigeria Police Force Atan Divisional Headquarters is on further investigation on the matter while the injured apprehended armed robber and one of the injured officers of the So-Safe are receiving treatment at a nearby hospital."