Nigeria: Police arrest “one chance” robbery gang in Ogun
London, March 4, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Men of Nigeria Police, Ogun Command have arrested a 3-man commercial bus robbery gang, popularly called “One-chance” in Atan-Ota area of Ado-Odo Ota Local Government area of the State.
The Suspects, according to the police spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi are, 30 years old Aisu Anago, Muritala Alubarika 42 and a 34 year old Noah Joel
The trio were arrested on the 28th of February 2019 at Atan motor park following a report from one Mrs Taye Olotu who alerted policemen on patrol led by the DPO Atan-Ota Division, SP Abiodun Salau that she boarded a vehicle earlier in the month, going to Idiroko only for her to be robbed by the occupants of the vehicle at the middle of the road before they pushed her out of the said vehicle.
She stated further that while she wanted to board vehicle again, she saw those who robbed her calling passengers into the same vehicle.
Based on her report, the patrol team quickly followed her to the motor park, where the three suspects were promptly arrested along with the vehicle.
When search was conducted on them, a cutlass and a rope which they always use to tie their victims before dispossessing them of their properties were recovered.
On interrogation, they made confessional statements that their mode of operation is for one of them to act as a driver of the car, while the two others will pretend to be passengers already in the car and they will sit in such a away that will see their victim been sandwiched in between them.
“Once they get to an isolated area, one of them will bring out the cutlass and the other one will use the rope to tie the hands of the victim to make it easy for them to search and dispossess such person of whatever valuables with him or her”, they stated.
They also admitted been the gang that robbed the complainant earlier in the month of the sum of N100, 000.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for discreet investigation.