Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
A 25-yr-old sales boy, Peter Okenu who planned the robbery of his boss, one Stephen Anyi at Kajola Phase 2, Ifo in Ifo local government area of the state on December 17, 202 has been arrested by operatives of Ogun State Police
The police in a statement from the Spokesman of the Ogun state command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi also said that four members of the armed gang who came to carry out the armed robbery have also been arrested at Mushin, Lagos after painstaking Investigation.
The four robbery suspects are Ibrahim Arowolo aged 24, Sowemimo Faruk aged 18, 23-yr-old Yusuf Azeez and Yakubu Ibrahim aged 31.
The sales boy, Peter was said to have been arrested 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 victim of the robbery, one Stephen Anyi was said to have 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 who were armed with guns, cutlasses and axe.
Stephen said that the marauders 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 used in carrying away the robbed items.
Receiving the report, the DPO Ifo, CSP Adeniyi Adekunle was said to have 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 were said to 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 the four members of the gang.
On interrogation, the four robbery suspects were said to have allegedly 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 residence of his boss, hence the sales boy was promptly arrested and he was also said to have allegedly confessed to the commission of the crime.
Recovered from the robbery 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, CP Edward A. Ajogun who was full of praises for the display of vibrant intelligent 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.