A 32-year-old Odukoya Ayomide and his colleague, Abiodun Oyenuga, have been arrested by the police in Ogun State, Daily Post reports.
Police said they were arrested on their way for a robbery operation along Awa Ijebu/Ijebu-Ode highway.
Daily Post learnt that the suspects were accosted on the road on August 25, when the DPO of Awa Ijebu police station, CSP Adewalehinmi Joseph, were on routine patrol of the area.
A statement by the Ogun Police Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, informed that the suspects, who were on a motorbike quickly jumped off as they sighted the police.
As they took to their heels, Oyeyemi told DAILY POST that the policemen gave them a hot chase, leading to the arrest of Odukoya Ayomide, with a locally-made cut-to-size double-barreled gun; saying the second suspect escaped through a nearby bush.
“The arrested suspect informed the police upon interrogation that his fleeing partner was the person who invited him from Ijebu-Ode for a robbery operation and that they were just going to carry out the operation when they were accosted by the police.
“The useful information obtained from the arrested suspect led the police to Sagamu where Abiodun Oyenuga, his fleeing partner was arrested on the 28th August, 2020,” Oyeyemi disclosed.
The state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has directed that the two suspects be transferred to the SARS unit of the police command for discreet investigation.
Ajogun has also warned criminals to steer clear of Ogun State, threatened that “the command will make it too hot for them under his watch.”