Police smash notorious motorcycle robbery syndicate in Ogun

Police arrest 3 members of a robbery syndicate who specialised in snatching motorcycles from owners while pretending to be passengers in Ogun

File photo: 3 criminals arrested in Ogun

The Police in Ogun have arrested three members of a robbery syndicate identified as Daniel Akapo, 27 years, Idowu Ajao Sunday, 20 years and Dare Olusegun 24 years at Oke Erigba village, Ago Iwoye town of the state.

The suspects who specialized in snatching motorcycle from the owners while pretending to be passengers were arrested after their robbery attempt was foiled, Ogun police spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi said in a statement.

According to the statement, the suspects were arrested following a distress call received by policemen attached to Ago Iwoye divisional headquarters that a motorcyclist, one Shefiu Moshood was being attacked by two men who pretended as passengers and asked him to take them to Oke Erigba village on his motorcycle.

“The motorcyclist said the two suspects suddenly stopped him along the road, and told him that they were not going again.

“They pretended as if they wanted to give him money only to bring out powdered grinded pepper and rubbed it on the eyes of the rider, with the view to snatch the motorcycle from him.

“While he was struggling with them, a battle axe fell down from the suspects’ bag, which the victim picked to attack them back.

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“While the struggling was going on, the DPO Ago Iwoye division, SP Noah Adekanye, arrived at the scene with his men and some OPC men.

“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums took to their heels but they were hotly chased and the duo of Daniel Akapo and Idowu Ajao Sunday were apprehended.

“On interrogation, they confessed to the commission of the crime, and they informed the police that, it was one Dare Olusegun who asked them to go and snatch motorcycle with the promise that he will help them to sell it somewhere in Ibadan.

“Their confession led to the arrest of the said Dare Olusegun, who also corroborated the statement of the two arrested suspects,” he said.

Meanwhile, Ogun Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation. 

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