Two suspected armed robbers were in the early hours of today Tuesday, June 1, arrested by men of Ogun state police command while allegedly escaping with a vehicle they robbed in Lagos.
They were allegedly nabbed while escaping with a snatched car in Lagos.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement released, said the suspects, Raymond Chukwudi and Ekene Okoro, were arrested by men of Federal Highway Patrol at Ajebandele, a boundary between Ogun and Ondo state while on stop and search.
The operatives had stopped a Toyota Fortuner Jeep, marked AGL 834 GU, with three occupants.
“On interrogation, the occupants, whose countenance looked suspicious were unable to give satisfactory information about the vehicle, hence the policemen put a call across to the owner, whose phone number was seen on the particular for further enquiry,” Ogun police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told DAILY POST.
At the scene, one of the occupants of the stolen vehicle was said to have taken to his heels, as the other two were quickly arrested.
Oyeyemi added that the contacted owner of the vehicle explained how the robbers invaded his residence at Iriferiogoma Street, Lakowe Phase 2, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, where they had forcefully dispossessed him of the car.
The two suspects have since been handed over to the DPO of Ogbere police station for further investigations.
The case is to be transferred to the state CIID for the attention of the Lagos State Police Command as ordered by the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun.