Nigeria: Two cross-border robbers arrested in Ogun
Nigeria Police, Ogun State command have arrested two suspects who specialised in robbing people of their motorcycle and taken such motorcycle to Benin republic for sale.
The two suspects, Evans Ajaho m’ 30yrs and Isaiah Aigba m’ 21yrs, according to the police spokesperson, AS Abimbola Oyeyemi, were arrested at Baagbon village in Odeda local government area of the state following a distress call made to the DPO Odeda Division, CSP Muhammad Baba Suleiman that the suspects have snatched a Bajaj motorcycle at Alabata area at about 6:25 pm of 25th April 2018.
On the strength of the distress call, Oyeyemi said, the DPO led his men to block all the exit points in the area and the hoodlums were subsequently apprehended with the motorcycle.
On interrogation, the duo confessed to have been in the business of motorcycle theft for quite some time now and that they have standby buyers once they succeeded in taking such bike to Benin republic.
The State Commissioner of police, Ahmed Iliyasu has directed that the suspects be transferred to FSARS for discreet investigation and prosecution.
In a related development, a motorcycle robber met his Waterloo on Saturday 28th of April when he snatched a motorcycle and shot the owner at abule Ijaye area of Lafenwa in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State at about 4:45 pm.
The robber, who pretended as a passenger suddenly brought out a locally made double barrel pistol and asked the rider Toyin Ayoade to surrender his bike.
While the rider was struggling with him, he shot him on the hand and took possession of the motorcycle.
Distress call was made, and the people of the community gave the suspect hot Chase.
While he was running away with the bike, police said, he fell into a ditch and hit his head on a concrete culvert. He died on the spot.
Recovered from him are one locally made double barrel pistol, two live cartridges and the snatched motorcycle.
The victim has been taken to the hospital by the DPO Lafenwa division SP Mohammed Odunlami and he is responding to treatment.