Man arrested on way to robbery operation with locally made pistols

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A 27 years old armed robbery suspect Sodiq Oladele, has been arrested by the police in Ota area of Ogun state while on his way to carry out a robbery operation with other members of his gang.

In a statement issued by the Ogun State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested at Ota while the Divisional Police Officer of Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele Job and his men were on routine patrol of the area.

He was sighted on a motorcycle along with two other people. “The motorcycle was flagged down but the passengers quickly jumped down and ran to different directions.

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“They were hotly chased by the policemen and one of them Sodiq Oladele who was in possession of a black bag was apprehended while others escaped. On searching the bag, two locally made single barrel pistols, one live cartridge and assorted criminal charms were recovered there.

“On interrogation, the suspect confessed that he and his fleeing colleagues were on their way to carry out a robbery operation before they were accosted by policemen.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.

He also directed that other members of the gang be hunted for and brought to book.