Ogun State Police Command has arrested three persons in connection with the alleged robbery and rape of some students of Gateway ICT Polytechnic, Saapade living at Ode Remo and Ipara in Remo North Local Government area of the state.
Nigeriacrime.com learned that daredevil armed robbers were reportedly arrested on Monday, November 27, during a stop and search by the police in Ode and Ipara Remo communities
Confirming the arrest, the command Public Relations Officer, SP Omolola Odutola are Taiwo Oredoyin, Taiwo Kuti and Folorunsho Saheed.
“The Ogun State Police Command has made significant progress in apprehending suspected armed robbers and recovering firearm and ammunition from three armed men, that have invaded Ode Remo, and Ipara, raping female students, and continued terrorising the tertiary institution within that area.
“The suspects at first denied it, but a victim of their last robbery operation identified one out of the three-man gang of young men, terrorising Gateway Polytechnic.
“Following a security summit organized by the Commissioner of Police, CP Alamutu Abiodun Mustapha, in response to recent shooting incidents at Gateway Polytechnic, a proactive operation was conducted based on intelligence.
“On the 27th of November 2023, the Police, in collaboration with other security agencies, implemented a stop and search operation in Ode Remo and Ipara area. During the operation, a gang of three suspected armed young men were intercepted on a motorcycle.
“The suspects attempted to evade arrest by resorting to violent means to escape but were eventually apprehended.
“The suspects arrested have been profiled as Taiwo Oredoyin ‘M’ (27 years old), Taiwo Kuti ‘M’ (35 years old), and Folorunsho Saheed ‘M’ (36 years old), all belonging to Isara town in Ogun State. Upon conducting a search on them, police officers discovered one locally fabricated pistol with two live cartridges, as well as two Samsung phones, in their possessions.
“The arrested suspects are currently undergoing interrogation as part of the preliminary investigation. Upon completion of this phase, they will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for a more in-depth and discreet investigation”
Recalled that students of the institution had recently faced the challenge of robbery attacks when about two of them were shot while others were reportedly raped.
It would be recalled that armed robbers recently attacked a private hostel of students of the Gateway ICT Polytechnic, Saapade, where some students were robbed of their personal belongings, while some female students were allegedly sexually molested.
During the raid, it was reliably gathered that some students were shot.