BY DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA— The Ogun State Police Command said, yesterday, that it had arrested nine suspected armed robbers along Sagamu/Benin Expressway and Ilese in Ijebu Area of Ogun State.
The command also said it arrested a 19 year old Biodun Ogunyobi for allegedly raping a 17 year old girl (names withheld) at Mile 2, along Ayetoro Road in Abeokuta.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, who stated these in a statement, added that three of the suspected armed robbers were arrested in Sagamu, while six were arrested in Ilese in Ijebu Ode Local Government Area of the state.
Adejobi said the suspected rapist lured the girl, who was sent on an errand by her mother, by asking her to assist him take something in his room, where he raped her.
On the suspected robbers, Adejobi said: “Acting on a tip-off, a team of Special Anti Robbery Squad of Ogun State Command intercepted a syndicate of armed robbers at Sagamu junction on Saturday while they were planning to rob commuters along Sagamu/Benin Expressway at about 2pm.
“A gun battle ensued between the robbers and the SARS men, which led to the arrest of Kolawole Fasasi, Sunday Oduwole, Ebenezer Abel with fatal bullet injuries, while others escaped with injuries.
“One pump action gun with four rounds of cartridges, one double-barrelled pistol, some charms and a KIA car with number plate KTU 793 BB, which had been snatched by the syndicate earlier along Wasinmi/Papalanto Road at gun point, were recovered.
6 in Ijebu
“In another development, policemen attached to Ilese Division in Ijebu Area of Ogun State arrested six suspected armed robbers who robbed some commuters in the area on Sunday by 4pm.
“The police immediately went on search-and-raid of about four suspected houses in Ilese Ijebu after the report was made at the station and arrested Sanusi Wasiu, Adewale Abass, Ramon Salau, Olatunji Emiloju, Olawale Olugbenga and Dare Osunkanya.
“18 live cartridges, one UTC knife, one dagger, one axe, one hammer and other offensive weapons suspected to have been used in their robbery operations, were recovered from their houses.
“Their victims have identified them and the suspected rapist has been arrested.”