The Ondo State Police Command says it ensure safety of the state.
Anti-robbery detectives attached to Kajola Police Divisional Headquarters in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State have arrested five armed robbers alleged to have been terrorizing the area.
The suspects were nabbed by police detectives on surveillance and patrol along the Benin – Lagos Expressway.
The hoodlums were reportedly intercepted while in a Nissan Primera car with registration number B2 234KSF at Onipetesi area of the state. They were reportedly heading for a robbery operation at about 1:00 a.m.
Confirming the arrests to journalists in Akure, the state Commissioner of Police, Danladi Mshebwala, told journalists that the robbery gang was intercepted along the Benin-Lagos Expressway.
He said the police patrol team, on intercepting the vehicle, conducted a search and recovered one AK47 rife ,one Bareta pistol No P156077,78 rounds of 7.5mm bullets, seven rounds of 9 mm and 250 live cartridges and three magazine of AK47 rifles.
The police said all four occupants were nabbed.
The police commissioner gave the names of the suspects as Ogunyemi Adeoye, Gbadebo Alafin, Olatunji Tunbosun, Adewale Tope and Oguntimehin Mufutau.
He said the suspects are undergoing interrogation and would be charged to court as soon as the police conclude their investigations.
Mr. Mshebwala also spoke about the Ondo State Police Command’s determination to ensure that Ondo State is safe.
”I wish to emphasise that Ondo State Police Command is determined and prepare to make the state inhabitable for kidnappers and others criminals, as it has been demonstrated through proactive approach which have continued to yield positive results ”
”We have all it takes to uncover any plot by any criminally minded persons that may plan to disturb the existing peace in the state .I assure all the law abiding citizens of the State of adequate security of their lives and property during and after the yuletide season,” he said.
Mr. Mshebwala attributed the police successes to the maximum support being enjoyed by the police from all and sundry especially the media.
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