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Ogun Police arrest 21-year-old suspect while attempting to rob a man of his car

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By Segun Ayinde, Abeokuta.

Police in Ogun State have arrested a 21-year-old member of an armed robbery syndicate while attacking one Rasaq Hamed at Ile pupa Iloye area of Sango Ota trying to dispossess him of his car. 

The suspect, Nnamdi Omeka was arrested on September 14, 2021 when he was carrying out the crime with an accomplice who is now at large 

His arrest followed a distress call received by the DPO, Sango Divisional Headquarters at about 9:45 p.m that a two man armed robbery syndicate were attacking Hamed at Ile pupa Iloye area of Sango Ota in order to rob him of his car. 

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed this to newsmen in a statement in Abeokuta at the weekend

Oyeyemi said upon the information, the DPO, Sango Ota, CSP Godwin Idehai quickly mobilized his patrol team and moved to the scene.

“On getting to the scene, the robbers who were shooting sporadically took to their heels, but they were hotly chased and one of them was arrested with the help of members of the community, while the other one escaped”, he noted.

Recovered from them were four live cartridges and one expended cartridge. 

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered a massive manhunt for the fleeing member of the gang. 

The CP also directed that the arrested suspect be transferred to the State’s Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet and further investigation.

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