Three University graduates have been arrested in Ogun State for allegedly snatching a car in Lagos.
The Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this to PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, said the arrest of the suspects was jointly carried out by the police and OP MESA attached to 35 Artillery Brigade Alamala Abeokuta.
“The joint operation teams of the Ogun State Police Command and OP MESA attached to 35 Artillery Brigade Alamala Abeokuta have intercepted and arrested a gang of young graduates that robbed and snatched a Toyota Highlander Jeep at Festac Town Lagos on February 4th at Ibafo area of Ogun State about 8.30pm same day,” he said.
Mr. Adejobi said the suspected armed robbers who were on top speed after the operation along Lagos-Ibadan expressway were intercepted by the joint operation teams who were on their routine patrol along the same expressway.
“The teams forced the moving vehicle to stop when they noticed the suspicious attitude of the occupants who were eventually found to be armed robbers,” Mr. Adejobi stated.
He said the suspected armed robbers kidnapped the owner of the snatched car before they dropped him along the road having used him to operate the security device fixed on the car.
“The vehicle was demobilized and stopped at a point along the expressway but the suspects hired the services of a rewire (technician) to start the engine again, and continued their movement before the arrest”.
The police spokesperson said the suspects have confessed to the crime and are helping the police in their investigation.
He said the Acting Commissioner of Police, Haliru Gwandu, has ordered the case be transferred to Lagos State Police Command where the robbery incident took place for proper investigation.
“He then commended the joint operation teams of the Police and Nigerian Army for the good job and charged other operational outfits in the state to add more pep in achieving adequate security of lives and property in Ogun State,” he said.