Officers of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested six suspects in connection with a robbery incident that occurred on January 21, 2020, at No 1 Akorede Estate, Olomoore, behind Crescent University, Abeokuta.
The suspects were Tosin Adebanjo, Toheeb Ogundare, Ahmed Oloyede, Emmanuel Ogunshina, Adebisi Remilekun and Sukanmi Ogundinmu
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known in a statement issued to newsmen in Abeokuta.
He stated that the suspects invaded the victim’s house at midnight with a cutlass and inflicted various degrees of cutlass injuries on one Alfa Rifhat Ashraf before dispossessing him and his wife of five different types of handsets, one laptop, a cash sum of N60,000 and other valuables.
He added that one laptop, five different types of handsets, one cutlass and charms were recovered from the suspects.
Oyeyemi further disclosed that a serious manhunt had been launched for the gang leader of the robbery attack, popularly known as AK, who escaped arrest.
“On receiving the report, the Commissioner of Police gave a matching order to the DPO Lafenwa division, CSP Muraina Ayilara, to go after the hoodlums and bring them to justice. In compliance with the CP’s directive, the DPO and his operatives commenced intelligence and technical investigation of the case which led to the arrest of one member of the gang,” Oyeyemi said.
“The arrested gang member led the operatives to the house of a herbalist at Olomoore area of Abeokuta which serves as a hideout to the gang. On getting there, the place was cordoned off but surprisingly the hoodlums attacked the police with cutlass consequent upon which one of them was shot, and five others arrested, along with the herbalist.
“Recovered from them are one laptop, five different types of handsets, one cutlass and charms. The gang leader who is popularly known as ‘’AK” escaped and a serious manhunt has been launched to effect his arrest. The arrested culprits are: Tosin Adebanjo, Toheeb Ogundare, Ahmed Oloyede, Emmanuel Ogunshina aka Emma SARS, Adebisi Remilekun and Sukanmi Ogundinmu
“The victims have identified some of the arrested culprits as those who invaded their house on that fateful day”.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Keneth Ebrimson, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) for discreet investigation.”