Three suspected armed robbers have been arrested in Ogun State, police authorities have said.
The suspects were nabbed on Saturday after attacking and robbing a company in the Ogijo area of the state.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspected robbers – Shadrach Blessing, Edibo Peter and Osuwgu Oyebuchi – were apprehended following a distress call received by policemen at Ogijo Divisional Headquarters that they had invaded Ruthfort Service Limited at Ikorodu-Sagamu road.
Having gained access to the company at about 2:45 am through the fence, they were said to have pointed a gun at the security man on duty after cutting the security wire and ordered him to lie face down while they removed four industrial batteries.
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“On receiving the distress call, the DPO Ogijo division, CSP Onatufeh Umoh, quickly led his patrol team to the scene where the robbers, who have already escaped to the street, were chased in collaboration with members of the public and apprehended three amongst them, while others escaped,” the statement partly read.
Items recovered from them are the four industrial batteries.
While reacting to the arrest, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Lanre Bankole, ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.