Three suspects have been detained by police in Ogun State for allegedly robbing a provision/drinks store and depriving the proprietor, Tope Alabi (not the gospel singer), of large sums of money.
The suspects were apprehended at Oke-Ore, in the Atan-Ota region of Ogun State, on Thursday, July 22, 2021.
The accused are Anu Ibikunle, Rasheed Bisiriyu, and Adebowale Dada, according to the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement sent to the media this weekend.
According to Oyeyemi, the police were able to apprehend the suspects after receiving a distress call from the command’s Atan-Ota Divisional Headquarters at 9.45 p.m., informing them of the underworld invading a provision and drinks shop in the Oke Ore area.
He said that the hoodlums had taken the owner, Tope Alabi, hostage.
The Divisional Police Officer, Atan-Ota, CSP Abolade Oladigbolu, mobilized his troops and proceeded to the crime location in response to the distress call, according to Oyeyemi.
When the suspects saw the police officers, he claims they attacked them before fleeing.
He claimed, “They were hotly pursued and the three of them were eventually arrested.”
According to him, the hoodlums also had one locally made pistol, two live cartridges, and many hazardous charms.
Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police Edward Ajogun has ordered that the suspects be immediately transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for a confidential investigation.
The CP also urged members of the public to report any unsettling situations to the police as soon as possible.