The Ogun State police command on Wednesday announced that it has recovered 16 stolen cars within two days. The force also said it also arrested eight armed robbers and identified the gangs’ hideouts.
The command in a statement issued by its public relations officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, in Abeokuta said the feat was recorded when its State CID anti-robbery team and Anti-crime men attached to Ibafo Division of the command, uncovered the hideouts of armed robbers and recovered the stolen cars with assorted arms and ammunition.
He said the recovered vehicles were stolen from various parts of the country and the recoveries are as a result of robust intelligence gathering of the command.
Mr. Adejobi said the Ogun State commissioner of Police, Okoye Ikemefuna, who personally visited some of these hideouts, expressed disappointment in the way people perceive armed robbery as a legitimate business while causing untold pains on the victims of such robbery cases.
“He has however ordered the arrest of both the armed robbers and the receivers who are fond of encouraging them to venture into these nefarious acts. It has been revealed that these robbers are those terrorizing the innocent people of Ogun and Lagos states,” Mr. Adejobi said.
He stated further that the suspects are currently at the state CID Eleweran Abeokuta where they are assisting the police in their investigation adding that they will soon appear in court after thorough investigations.
“The command thereby wishes to inform those whose cars were stolen to cross check the particulars of the recovered vehicles for possible claims.”
The recovered vehicles are: Toyota Sienna, Reg. No. GJ 556 EK;’ Honda Odyssey, unregistered; ash coloured Toyota Camry, unregistered; black coloured Honda Accord, Reg. No. LSD 537 AM; green V/Wagon Passat; Black Honda Acura MDS; gold Honda Accord; gold Nissan Murano; black Honda Pilot ; Ash Toyota Camry; gold Honda Accord EOD; Toyota Sienna, Reg. No CY 430 AAA; Pathfinder Limited , Reg. No MNY 77 AA; Toyota Avalon, Reg. No LSD 753 AL; Mazda 626, Reg. No RN 805 AAA; Honda Accord, Reg. No DW 439 LSD.