The Police Command in Ogun State said on Monday that they have arrested a suspected armed robber, Rotimi Ojugbele, at Ilaro/Owode Yewa Road, while returning from a robbery operation.
Police spokesman in Ogun, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known in a statement issued to newsmen in Ota.
Oyeyemi explained that the suspect was arrested on Monday at 6.30 am, when the DPO Ilaro Division, CSP Olayemi Jacob, led his men on early morning patrol of the area.
“While on the road, two men on motorcycle with one of them carrying a bag were accosted for stop and search.
“Immediately they were stopped, one of them jumped down and took to his heels while the other one was quickly apprehended.
“On searching the bag found with them, the following items were found, a double barrel locally made pistol, a single barrel locally made pistol.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
He also directed that the escaped suspect be hunted for and brought to justice.