Operatives of Ogun State Police Command on the 19th of September 2022 arrested five men for robbing a company at Sango Ota, in Ado Odo Ota Local government area of Ogun State.
The suspects identified as, Umar Haruna, Abbah Yahaya, Muritala Umar, Wale Fadeyi and Segun Olofinmade were arrested, following a distress call received by policemen at Sango divisional headquarters at about 12:30 midnight, that a group of armed robbers numbering about ten, and armed with cutlasses had forcefully gained entrance into Balita Company and carting away motor engines which the company is selling.
Based on the distress call, the DPO Sango division, SP Saleh Dahiru, mobilised his men and moved into the area.
It was learned that on sighting the policemen, the hoodlums who came with a Mitsubishi Canter bus with registration number LSR 414 YF took to their heels but they were chased and five amongst them were apprehended while others escaped.
Confirming their arrest, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Police Command said preliminary investigation revealed that the robbery incident was masterminded by the former Chief Security officer of the company who was relieved of his duty about three months ago. The said former Chief security officer is presently on the run.
Recovered from them is a Mitsubishi Canter bus loaded with ten motor engines and cutlasses.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation. He equally ordered a massive manhunt for the fleeing former Chief Security Officer with the view to bringing him to justice.