Men of Ogun state Police Command have arrested three members of a robbery syndicate who invaded the phone market popularly known as Tarmarc on the 12th of April 2923.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Saturday May 7, 2023.
According to the statement, during the reported attack, the robbery gang killed one of the traders after carting away several highly valued phones.
The suspects, Ajayi Kayode, Habeeb Idowu and Temitayo Oresanya were arrested, following information received by policemen attached to Kemta divisional headquarters that the suspects have been hibernating at Abule Ake area of Kemta for quite some time now in order to evade police arrest.
“Upon the information, the DPO Kemta division, CSP Adeniyi Adekunle, mobilized his men and moved to the scene where the three suspects were apprehended,” the statement reads.
It adds, “Two amongst the suspects have confessed their participation in the robbery incident, while the third one Temitayo Oresanya though affirmed to be a member of the same cult group with them claimed that he didn’t participated in the robbery.”
The statement unveiled that Ajayi Kayode and Habeeb Idowu came to his house at Abule Ake to hide from the police after their robbery escapade.
It will be recalled that the “daredevil” robbers invaded Tarmarc on the 12th of April at about 5 pm, shooting sporadically and carted away several phones after they shot dead one of the traders identified as Dayo Bankole. One of the robbers by name Sakiru Adeniji was arrested at the scene, while others escaped.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Olanrewaju Yomi Oladimeji, who commended members of the public for their coopration by giving useful information to the police, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation. He also directed that the remaining members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to justice.