By Daud Olatunji
ABEOKUTA—Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a three-man one-chance robbery gang in Atan-Ota area of Ado-Odo Ota Local Government area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who stated this in a statement said Aisu Anago, 30; Muritala Alubarika, 42, and Noah Joel, 34, were arrested on February 28 at Atan Motor Park.
Oyeyemi said their arrest was as a result of a report from a victim, Mrs Taye Olotu, who alerted policemen on patrol led by the DPO Atan-Ota Division Sp Abiodun Salau.
According to Oyeyemi , the victim told the Police that she boarded a vehicle earlier in the month, going to Idi-Iroko 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.
“Search was conducted on them and 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 way that will see their victim sandwiched in between them.
“Once they got 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 admitted been the gang that robbed the complainant earlier in the month of N100,000.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for discreet investigation.”