A former Chief Security Officer of a company at Sango-Ota, in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, has reportedly hired some robbers to attack his former company three months after his sack.
The former CSO, whose name was not disclosed was reportedly relieved of his duty about three months ago, and ran away after the robbers he reportedly hired were arrested.
Men of Ogun State Police Command on Monday arrested five suspected robbers after allegedly looting the company.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects; Umar Haruna; Abbah Yahaya; Muritala Umar; Wale Fadeyi, and Segun Olofinmade were arrested following a tip-off.
Oyeyemi said the suspects were nabbed following a distress call received by policemen at Sango divisional headquarters at about 12:30 midnight.
According to the PPRO, a group of armed robbers numbering about ten, armed with cutlasses had forcefully gained entrance into Balita Company and carted away motor engines that the company is selling.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO Sango division, SP Saleh Dahiru, mobilised his men and moved into the area.
“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums who came with a Mitsubishi Canter bus with registration number LSR 414 YF took to their heels but, they were chased and five amongst them were apprehended while others escaped.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the robbery incident was masterminded by the former Chief Security officer of the company who was relieved of his duty about three months ago.
“The said former Chief security officer is presently on the run.
“Recovered from them are a Mitsubishi Canter bus loaded with ten motor engines and cutlasses.”
Oyeyemi however, said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.
The PPRO said the CP has equally ordered a massive manhunt for the fleeing former Chief Security Officer with a view to bringing him to justice.