The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 25 year old sales boy Peter Okenu for allegedly masterminding the robbing of his boss in Ifo, Ifo local government area of the state
The Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested by operatives following a painstaking investigation embarked upon by detectives from Ifo divisional headquarters who has been on the trail of the robbery gang since 17th of December 2020 when the case was reported.
The police spokesman said the victim of the robbery operation,Stephen Anyi reported at Ifo police station on the said date that his house situated at Kajola phase 2 area of Ifo was invaded at about 2:00am by a 7 man robbery gang.
The complainant said the gang who were armed with guns, cutlasses and axe, held him and his family hostage before dispossessing them of cash sum of N150,000, his laptop, phones, plasma television and his Toyota highlander with registration number KJA 38 FZ which they use in carrying away the robbed items.
‘Upon the report, the DPO Ifo, Csp Adeniyi Adekunle detailed his crack detectives to go after the robbers with the view to bring them to book within the shortest possible time’.
‘The detectives who have since then embarked on intelligence and technical investigation were able to trace the hoodlums to Mushin area of Lagos State where they were about to dispose the Toyota highlander and rounded up four members of the gang’
The police gave identities of the suspects as include: Ibrahim Arowolo(24), Sowemimo Faruk(18) Yusuf Azeez (23) and Yakubu Ibrahim ‘m’ 31yrs.
‘On interrogation, they informed the police that it was the victim’s sale boy, Peter Okenu who planned with the gang to rob his master. They stated further that the sales boy who was in-charge of the victim’s shop at Sango met them and gave the description of his boss residence, hence the sales boy was promptly arrested and he has confessed to the commission of the crime’.
Oyeyemi said recovered from the suspects are; Toyota highlander with registration number KJA 38 FZ, one locally made single barrel cut-to-size gun, one locally made double barrel pistol, 3 cutlasses and four different types of phones.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun who is full of praises for the display of vibrant intelligence investigation has directed that the case be transferred to the violent crime intervention unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation, and also ordered that the remaining members of the gang be hunted for and apprehended within the shortest possible period
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