The suspects were arrested after an operation
Two fleeing armed robbery suspects were on Saturday arrested by Ogun State Police Command after carrying out operations in Akute community located in Ifo local government area of the state.
One of the arrested suspects was identified as a son of a landlord in the community who was part of the gang in the robbery operations.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, while confirming the incident to journalists on Sunday in Abeokuta, said the police anti-robbery team attached to Ajuwon Division, arrested the fleeing robbers in Akute on Saturday at about 3.00am.
They were arrested after robbing a victim in his house at Olatunji Street of the town.
Mr. Adejobi disclosed that the robbery gang numbering six had invaded the residence of the victim when the police team received a distress call from the area and responded swiftly.
He said the police did not meet the robbers at the scene but, gave them a chase before two of them were arrested while some of their weapons and loots were recovered.
He said the victim of the robbery operation was injured by the robbers before they fled but was rescued and taken to a hospital by the Divisional Police Officer in Charge of the area and he is responding to treatment as at the time of this report.
Mr. Adejobi gave the identities of the arrested suspects as Opeyemi Ibiloye, 23, and Michael Sanusi, 21, both of Akute area, adding that preliminary investigation carried out by the police revealed that the second suspect, Michael Sanusi, is a son to one of the land lords in the area.
“Items recovered from the robbers include cutlasses, charms, mobile phones/iPhones, and other belongings of the victim,” he said.
The police image maker explained that the Commissioner of Police Ikemefuna Okoye, has directed that the suspects be transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation Eleweran Abeokuta for further investigation.
“The commissioner also encouraged the good people of Ogun State to always summon courage to make contacts and calls whenever these hoodlums come to our communities in the state as one can easily see that they a ‘local’ robbers who will ordinarily flee when they hear alarm or any sound or feel people’s (Police’s) presence,” he said.