Four Suspected Killers Of POS, Uber Operators Arrested In Ogun

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Police authorities in Ogun State have arrested four suspected killers of a Point of Service (PoS) terminal operator, Abiodun Odebunmi, and an Uber driver, Idowu Ademiluyi.

Police spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects – Kehinde Jelili, Oluomo, Abiodun Akinola, Johnson Fakeye, and Jamiu Akinola – allegedly set ablaze Odebunmi’s remains after stealing N4m from him.

While noting that the suspects were members of a syndicate which specialized in robbing PoS and Uber operators in the state, he said they were nabbed on Wednesday following a report lodged at the Onipanu Divisional Police headquarters by a PoS attendant, Aanu Salaudeen.

Oyeyemi explained that Salaudeen, who worked for Odebunmi, reported that her boss left their office at Aparadija the previous day to meet a customer and had gone missing since then.

“According to Salaudeen, they had earlier done a transaction of N1.5m with the person who invited her boss the previous day, and it was the same person who called her boss to meet him at Oju-Ore to do another PoS transaction of N4m,” the statement partly read.

“Upon the report, the policemen at Onipanu commenced investigation into the sudden disappearance of the man. Their efforts paid off when the burnt body of the victim was discovered in an uncompleted building at the Arobieye area of Ota without any trace of his assailants.

“The CSP Femi Olabode-led homicide team, in compliance with the CP’s directive, embarked on technical and intelligence-based investigation, which led them to Otun Ekiti in Ekiti State, where the suspect was discovered to be hibernating.

“On getting to Ekiti, the suspect got wind of the presence of the detectives and quickly escaped to Offa in Kwara State.

“With determination to apprehend him, the team continued trailing him and they later got information that he was in Benin Republic, where he had gone to attend the court session of Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, after which he would soon be coming to Nigeria.

“Having got the information about the day he would be returning to Nigeria, the team laid ambush for him and got him arrested at a boundary community between Ogun and Lagos states.

“On interrogation, Kehinde Jelili, who claimed to be a native of Apomu in Osun State, confessed to killing the victim.”

 

Suspected Armed Robbers From Ibadan Arrested In Ogun

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Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested two armed robbery suspects in the Agbara area of Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of the state.

In a statement on Monday, the Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi, identified the suspects as 28-year-old Olanrewaju Sikiru and Olayemi Obisesan, 25.

He explained that the suspects were apprehended on Sunday while carrying out an operation, adding that the arrest followed a distress call received by the Police Divisional Headquarters in Agbara.

According to Oyeyemi, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in the area, Saleh Dahiru, received the call at about 1:30am and mobilised his men to the scene at the OPIC Estate in Agbara.

“On sighting the policemen, the robbers opened fire on them, and the team retaliated. At the end of the encounter, two among the robbers were arrested with gunshot injuries while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot wounds.

“On interrogation, the arrested suspects informed the police that they came all the way from Lalupon area of Ibadan in Oyo State to join others in Agbara for the robbery operation,” the statement said.

Items recovered from the suspects included two double barrel locally made pistols, 12 live cartridges, two expended cartridges, two laptops, 18 different phones, a cash sum of N14,590, and a motorcycle.

In his reaction, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Edward Ajogun, commended the quick response of the security operatives to the distress call and ordered a massive manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang.

He also appealed to residents, especially those working in hospitals to notify the police if anybody with gunshot injury was seen in their area.

Police Arrest Suspected Armed Robbers, Recover Exhibits

 

The FCT Police Command has arrested two suspected armed robbers.

The suspects are said to be notorious for snatching motorcycles along the Galadinmawa-Durumi axis.

In a statement on Sunday, police spokesperson ASP Yusuf Mariam said the arrest was made possible following credible intelligence.

According to her, the suspects Bello Waziri (24) and Yusuf Ali (21) both male, were arrested by Police Operatives of the Galadinmawa Division.

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The suspects who were caught in the act confessed to being members of a three-man syndicate responsible for snatching motorcycles from unsuspecting riders at night.

Both men further stated that they use a hammer to hit their victims leaving them unconscious before taking their motorcycles.

The police say efforts are in place to arrest the third suspect.

Exhibits recovered include; four (4) hammers, one (1) motorcycle, and one (1) blue colour Toyota Corolla.

While noting that the suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigations, the command spokesperson implored residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through the following numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, 08028940883 and to report the conduct of Police Officers, call the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) Line:09022222352.

How Robbers Killed Four Operatives, Three Locals In Failed Bank Attacks – Police

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It was a sad day for the people of Ikire and Apomu towns in Osun State after armed robbers killed seven persons comprising security operatives and innocent locals.

The incident occurred on Wednesday evening when the gunmen stormed the towns in an attempt to attack the banks there.

They were said to have stormed the area in about five vehicles and attack the police station in Ikire, as well as an armoured vehicle at Ikoyi-Osun.

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“Gentlemen of the press, it is true that there was attempted bank robbery in Ikire/Apomu today, Wednesday 2nd June 2021 at about 1810hours (6.10 pm),” the Police Public Relations in Osun, Opalola Olawoyin, said in a statement hours after the incident.

She added, “The armed robbers numbering about 35 came in about five vehicles, simultaneously attacked Ikire Divisional Police HQ and the Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) pinned down at Ikoyi-Osun with several explosive devices and several gun firing in a bid to subdue the capacity of the police while attempting to rob First Bank Ikire and Access Bank Apomu respectively.”

 

‘No Bank Was Attacked’

The command spokesperson confirmed that two police officers and two special constabularies were shot dead by the assailants in the process, and three locals were killed thereafter.

They included Osho Oluranti – an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Lekan Olalere – an Inspector, as well as Oladeni Olalekan and Oyedeji Muyideen.

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She noted that as soon as the command was notified of the attack, a combined team of operatives of the Prompt Response Unit (PRU), CP’s Surveillance team, IRT, STS, 39 PMF, JTF, as well as local security outfits moved to the scene.

On their arrival, Opalola said the reinforcement team swiftly engaged the robbers in a fierce gun duel, forcing the assailants to flee.

“While escaping, they shot sporadically and regrettably, three civilians were shot namely; Toheeb Oyebola, Temilorun Adebiyi, and one other (whose identity is not yet known), all males,” she said.

The command’s spokesperson stated that the gunmen did not succeed in robbing any of the banks, adding that they fled into the bush with gunshot wounds and abandoned two of the operational vehicles they came with.

She said the bodies of the slain security personnel and locals have been deposited at a morgue in Apomu and effort was ongoing to apprehend the fleeing suspects.

Police Arrest Suspected Armed Robber After Gun Battle In Ogun

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Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested one suspected armed robber in the Sango area of the state.

The arrest followed a gun battle between men of the State Police Command and dare devil armed robbers who operated at the Ipamesan area in the early hours of Saturday.

According to a statement issued on Sunday by the police spokesman in the state DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Divisional Police Officer of Sango Ota received a distress call that the armed men were burgling a warehouse in the area.

Following the distress call, the DPO, Godwin Idehai, quickly mobilised his patrol team, and moved to the scene.

“On sighting the policemen, the robbers,who had snatched two vehicles from different locations, took to flight, but were hotly chased by the policemen,” the statement partly read.

“On getting to Joju area, and realising the determination of the patrol team to subdue them,  they decided to engage the policemen in a gun battle.”

Oyeyemi explained that the gunmen abandoned the two robbed vehicles snatched from one Ibrahim Lateef, and took to their heels. They were however pursued by the police operatives.

The police spokesman identified the suspected armed robber as Henry Obe, adding that efforts were ongoing to apprehend his accomplices.

He added, “It was later discovered, that the hoodlums have shot a guard attached to a warehouse own by one Yinka Oduwale before broken into the said warehouse and looted it. The guard was rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead.”

Items recovered from them are one long gun, 41 laptops, 2DVD players, two phones, three tablets gadgets, one Lexus RS 330 with registration number FKJ 691 FW and Toyota Matrix with registration number MUS 835 FW.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

He also directed the crack detectives, to go after the remaining members of the gang, with the view to bring them to justice within the shortest possible period.

Six Suspected Armed Robbers Arrested In Abuja

Some of the suspects arrested by the FCT Police Command. Credit: FCT Police Command.

 

Six suspected armed robbers have been arrested in the Federal Capital Territory, the police authorities confirmed on Sunday.

The suspects, according to the Police Public Relations Officer in FCT, ASP Yusuf Mariam, were nabbed in the early hours of Thursday by police detectives from Zuba Division on routine patrol.

They were said to have paraded themselves as commercial drivers before luring their unsuspecting victims (women) into their operational vehicle before carrying out their nefarious act.

Exhibits recovered included one red colour Toyota Corolla with reg No BWA 782 BD, one fabricated beretta pistol, six rounds of live ammunition, one plyer, one chisel, two ATM cards, one camouflage cap and vest.

Others included three different number plates, seven Human hair, 10 mobile phones, a bunch of keys, two pairs of female shoes, four female handbags, N128,120, one invoice booklet, one lighter, six pieces of female clothes and other items.

Similarly, police operatives from Lugbe Division arrested Emmanuel Joseph, Thankgod Abam, Gabriel Joshua and Ekene Nwatu for robbery.

“The suspects confessed to terrorizing Lugbe axis using fraudulent means to dispossess unsuspecting residents of their possessions,” the statement read.

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“Exhibits recovered from the suspects are one red colour Toyota Corolla reg no. BDG 648 EZ, six plasma TVs, pieces of jewelry and several household items.

The police spokesman said the suspects will be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of the investigation.

She also restated the Command’s ban on the use of unauthorised covered number plates within the FCT, warning violators to desist from it or risk arrest and prosecution.

The FCT Command also asked residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883 and to report the conduct of Police Officers, call the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) Line:09022222352

Police Parade Suspected Robbers, Rapist Who Lured Victims With Bread

Nine suspected armed robbers are paraded at the Niger State Police Command Headquarters in Minna, the state capital on April 21, 2021.

 

The Niger State Police Command has paraded nine suspects arrested in different locations for their involvement in various robbery attacks in the state.

Those arrested include Abdul Mohammad, Amos Oyerinde, Yahaya Jibrin, Abubakar Sadiq, Mohammad Abdullahi, Chibuzor Bernard, Mohammad Usman, Abdulrahman Ali, and William Godwin.

Parading the suspects at the Police Headquarters in Minna on Wednesday, the Public Relations Officer of the command, Wasiu Abiodun, noted that six cars were recovered during investigations.

He explained that Abdul, Amos, Yahaya, and Abubakar confessed to have actively participated in some of the recent robberies in the state capital.

The command’s spokesman added that Abdullahi, Chibuzor, Usman, and Abdulrahman were receivers and transporters of stolen vehicles while Godwin was arrested with a revolver pistol that was given to him by two of the suspects.

Four of the six cars recovered from the suspects are paraded at the Niger State Police Command Headquarters in Minna, the state capital on April 21, 2021.

 

He noted that the command received complaints of robbery attacks in areas of Farm Centre, Minna, NITECO Tunga, and Bida where six vehicles were stolen.

Abiodun said the command deployed its operatives to go after the suspects, leading to their arrest in Bida and Minna in Niger, as well as Abuja and Sokoto State.

He also paraded 40-year-old Festus Okeke of Ishau village in Kafin Koro in Paikoro Local Government Area of the state.

Okeke alleged to have lured four girls into his shop and had canal knowledge of two of them.

He was said to have fiddled with the private part of the other two girls who were between 10 and 13 years.

According to the command’s spokesman, the suspect lured the victims with N200 and loaves of bread to commit the crime.

Police Arrest Three Suspected Armed Robbers In Bayelsa, Recover Weapons

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The police authorities in Bayelsa State have arrested three suspected armed robbers in Ogbia Local Government Area of the state.

The spokesman of the State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed this in a statement issued on Monday.

“The synergy between the Police and Vigilante groups in Bayelsa State Command has paid off with the arrest of suspected armed robbers and recovery of the firearm.

“On 2 August 2020, at about 0100hours, Police operatives in collaboration with the Vigilante members of Ogbia Town, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, arrested three suspected armed robbers, namely; Michael Isaiah 24 years, Victor Lambert 19 years and Prince Sam 18 years,” he said.

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According to the police authorities, the suspects were apprehended at Oloibiri Junction, Ogbia Town area of the state.

Recovered from them are one locally made single barrel gun, one machete, one Qlink Motorcycle, two wristwatches, and three phones.

It was gathered that the suspects were planning to carry out an operation before they were arrested by the police.

Reacting to the arrest, the Commissioner of Police, Mike Okoli, warned criminals in the state to turn a new leaf, relocate out of the state or face the consequences.

Mob Sets Three Robbers Ablaze After Bank Attack In Oyo

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Three members of an armed robbery gang have been set ablaze by a crowd of irate residents in the Okeho area of Oyo State.

The Commissioner of Police in Oyo, Joe Enwonwu, confirmed this in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Fadeyi Olugbenga.

He revealed that incident followed an attack on a commercial bank by dare devil armed bandits in Kajola Local Government Area of the state.

Enwonwu stated that the assailants, who came in a white 18-seater bus, invaded the bank at about 4:58pm on Wednesday with an intent to rob.

He explained that shortly after they arrived in the area, the armed robbers gained entrance into the bank using dynamites and AK-47 riffles shots to blow the bank’s security door.

The police commissioner, however, noted that the robbery was responded to by the Police Tactical teams and collaborative efforts of the vigilante and hunters in the area, stressing that the effort yielded results.

“Consequent upon this, three of the robbers who were arrested when the 18-seater bus had an accident and somersaulted, were, thereafter set ablaze by the angry mob when they attempted to escape the scene of the accident,” the statement said.

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It added, “Immediately the Commissioner of Police got wind of the dastardly acts, he further directed that all the Police Tactical teams, including the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Mobile Police Force (PMF 72) and Police personnel from Okeho Area Command and nearby Divisions should be on the trail of other members of the fleeing robbers who escaped in different directions.”

Enwonwu condemned the dastardly act and assured the residents of Oyo of the preparedness of the police to protect their lives and properties before, during, and after the Sallah celebrations.

He also urged them to go about their lawful businesses without any fear of molestation or threat from any quarters.

The police commissioner insisted that the command was on top of the situation and sought credible information from residents to enable them clamp down on crimes and criminalities in Oyo State.

Three Suspected Highway Robbers Arrested In Ogun

 

Men of Ogun state police command have arrested three suspected highway robbers at the Alapako area along the Lagos Ibadan expressway.

The suspects, Uzefa Idris, Adamu Yakubu, and Ayuba Buhari were arrested on the 17th of July, following a distress call received by the DPO Owode Egba division that a Mazda bus has been forcefully stopped on the highway by a gang of armed robbers and the occupants are being dispossessed of their belongings.

Upon the distress call, the DPO Owode Egba SP Mathew Ediae quickly led his anti-robbery team to the scene, on sighting the policemen, the hoodlums took to their heels but were chased into the bush where three amongst them were apprehended.

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Two victims, Oluwakemi Oyegade (f) and the driver Zacheaus Olaniyi were rescued and taken to the station.

Ms. Oyegade was dispossessed of N545,000 (five hundred and forty-five thousand) and one Itel phone.

The two victims narrated that the hoodlums jumped on the road from the bush and forcefully stopped the vehicle consequent upon which they started beating them with matchet before dispossessing them of their valuables.

Recovered from the arrested suspects are the sum of N99,700 (ninety-nine thousand seven hundred naira) and one Itel phone.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Special Anti-Robbery Squads (SARS) for discreet investigation and prosecution.

Four Suspected Highway Robbers Arrested In Adamawa

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The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested four suspected notorious armed robbers in Adamawa State.

The Corps Commandant in the state, Abdullahi Nurudeen, paraded the suspects on Sunday at the NSCDC Headquarters in Yola, the state capital.

He revealed that the suspects were known for terrorising travellers along the Ngurore Numan and Savannah Highways in the state.

Nurudeen appealed to the people to embrace the cashless policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria and stop moving around or travelling with huge sums of money.

He explained that this was important to avoid falling victims of armed robbers who lay ambush to dispossess passengers of their belongings.

The commandant noted that the NSCDC has continued to beef up its activities by frustrating activities of criminals in Adamawa through several arrests.

He revealed that the suspects were found with expensive clothing materials, mobile phones, machetes and other dangerous weapons.

Nurudeen added that the security operatives recovered large sums of counterfeit money of different currencies and some fetish items from the suspects.

The suspects confessed to have gotten involved in a series of robbery attacks on the highways.

At Least Two Killed As Robbers Invade Bank In Ekiti

 

At least two people have been killed, after robbers invaded a commercial bank in Oye Ekiti, about one hour drive from the Ekiti state capital, Ado Ekiti.

The robbers who launched their operation at about the closing hours of bank operations reportedly blew the entrance door open with dynamite.

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The police public relations officer, Caleb Ikechukwu, who confirmed the incident could not confirm the number of casualties but photos which were taken by an eyewitness showed two bodies, a child and a man, lying lifeless on the floor within the banking hall, their bodies covered in blood.

Also, a burning van said to belong to the police, was seen on the road, after apparently being set ablaze by the criminals.