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Two arrested for robbing merchant N6m gold jewelries

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By Segun Ayinde, Abeokuta

Police operatives attached to Ogun State police command have arrested two suspected armed robbers for allegedly beating a merchant and robbing him of his gold chains and rings worth six million naira at gun point.

The suspects, Jerry Chuckwedu, 23, and Tomiwa Olawale 22, were arrested on March, 29, 2021, following a report lodged at Ogijo divisional headquarters by one Abubakar Hassan.

Hassan explained that his brother sent him from Idi Araba in Mushin, Lagos State, to deliver some gold chains and rings to his customer at Igbo Olomu area of Isawo where he was robbed by the suspects.

The victim explained further that when he got to Isawo, the said customer who had been waiting for him came to pick him on motorcycle and took him to a deserted area, where three others appeared and beat him mercilessly before dispossessing him of the jewelries.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi said in a statement in Abeokuta, that upon the report, the DPO Ogijo division, CSP Muhammed Suleiman Baba, quickly led his detectives to the scene and the entire area was thoroughly combed

Oyeyemi said that the effort of the police men paid off when two amongst the gang were arrested while others escaped with their arms. He said that three golden rings valued at three million, one hundred and twenty one thousand seven hundred naira (N3,121,700) were recovered from them.

Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. The CP also directed that the fleeing members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to book.

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