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  • Updated: April 18, 2024

Ogun So-Safe arrests armed robbery gang

Ogun So-Safe arrests armed robbery gang

An armed robbery syndicate notorious for terrorising Iroko/Arije, Ota in Ogun State has been apprehended.

The trio of Abayomi Micheal David, aged 37, Sam Oluwatobi, aged 24 and Oluwatosin Atilola aged 37 were apprehended by operatives of the Osun So-Safe corps.

This is contained in a press statement issued by the Commander of the Corps, Soji Ganzallo on Thursday. 

"On April 16, 2024, an emergency call was made to the Iroko/Arije Divisional Headquarters of the Corps by the community, informing that some gangs of armed robbers were threatening the peaceful atmosphere in the area, as law-abiding citizens were being robbed of their phones and other valuable items at gunpoint.

"Upon receiving such valuable information from the citizens, the Ado Odo Ota Zonal Commander of the Corps, ACC Tajudeen Odunmbaku, gave the officers a mandate to clamp down on the crime suspects. The operation team of the Corps swung into action and successfully apprehended three out of the four suspected armed robbers. 

"The three apprehended individuals as follows: Abayomi Micheal David, also known as Scofield, aged 37, residing at 33, Unity Road, Abule Ijoko; Sam Oluwatobi, aged 24, resident of 24, Blessed Estate, Alayapupo Street, off Oyero road, Ijoko; and Oluwatosin Atilola, also known as Tosine, aged 37, residing at 168, Nascon Road, Ijoko in Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area.

Ganzallo revealed that the fourth suspect, Obani Desmond, also known as Kokolet remained at large. 

"The apprehended suspects, during preliminary interrogation, confirmed him to be their ringleader, while efforts are ongoing to bring him to justice again."

Commander Ganzallo revealed that the exhibits recovered from the apprehended suspects include two pieces of empty and one live red star cartridges, one locally-made stainless cut-to-size pistol, and one motorbike.

The So-Safe commander stated that the apprehended suspects and the recovered exhibits have been transferred to the Nigeria Police Force, Sango Divisional Police Headquarters for further investigation and likely prosecution.

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