The operatives of the Zone 2 Command, Lagos, have apprehended two unrepentant ex-convicts for suspected armed robbery after some stolen items were recovered from them,
According to the Police, the suspects – Oseni Uman and Taiwo Orogbemi – were arrested by the officers attached to the Zonal Intervention Squad at about 9:30 am on Monday, December 31, 2018, after the team intercepted a Toyota Sienna Bus with the suspects as occupants.
“On flagging down the vehicle the suspects attempted to escape but the Policemen were able to nab them due to their alertness. On searching the vehicle, a locally made cut to size gun with three live cartridges were recovered. Consequently, they were moved to police base for investigation,” the Zone 2 Command, Public Relations Officer, CSP Dolapo Badmos said in a statement obtained by InsideMainland.
She continued saying; “Upon interrogation, the two suspects confessed to have robbed residents of Akobo Area of Ibadan in Oyo State where they stole goods worth millions of Naira. They stated further that part of their loots like phones, laptops and other gadgets have been sold to some receivers in Oyo State while the Sienna bus was been taken to Lagos for a ready buyer.”
Meanwhile, the suspects confessed to have formed a gang while serving their jail term in Agodi Prison, Ibadan as they further revealed that their operational base is at Ibadan.
CSP Badmos added that the suspects were arrested as a result of the operational strategy the Command put in place for the yuletide season. She stated further that the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2, AIG Lawal Shehu, has directed the operatives to fish out other perpetrators involved in the crime to ensure due prosecution.