By Ayobami Abdullahi
The anti-robbery squad of the Divisional Police Headquarter, Onipanu, Ota, Ogun State on Monday invaded a warehouse located around Ali, an area in Sango Ota, Ogun State leading to the recovery of properties worth over N30 million and the arrest of 6 members of the robbery gang.
Nigerian News Direct gathered that the house was identified as an armed robbers’ warehouse where stolen items are usually kept after robbery operations.
During the Police anti-robbery squad’s invasion of the warehouse, different stolen properties such as heavy duty batteries, radiators, kick starters and different spare parts at an estimated value worth of over N30 million were recovered.
While speaking to a reliable source which seek not to be quoted, Nigerian NewsDirect was told that the police received a distress call that a robbery operation was going on at Coca Cola area of Oju Ore, Ota. It was further gathered that before the police could reach the scene of the incident, the armed robbers had left after tieing up a guard at the scene of the robbery.
The source added that they were traced by the police to Alishiba at Sango Ota where the stolen goods from the operation was being off loaded and they were able discover them, nabbing the six culprits including the owner of the house.
The stolen goods were said to have been retrieved back to the Divisional Police station including some stolen goods met at the warehouse.
Our source also revealed to us that preliminary enquiries made it known that most of the arrested suspects came in through Lagos. Though, the number of people living in the warehouse is yet to be ascertained as at the moment the source spoke with Nigerian NewsDirect.
Nigerian NewsDirect also gathered that a man who was identified with a sobriquet ‘Battery warehouse’ who specializes in the sales of heavy duty batteries and different spare parts was said to have been robbed by the arrested suspects recently.
However, in Nigerian NewsDirect’s further findings to ascertain the house where the incident occurred, the house was identified as No 56, Ali-Ishiba Street, Sango Ota. But effort to get more information from them proved abortive as they preferred not speaking with the press.