A 33-year-old, Akeem Owonikoko, has been arrested by the operatives of the Ogun State Police Command for being in possession of guns.
The suspect, according to a statement from the Police Public Relations Office, was arrested on Sunday along the Sagamu-Ijebu Ode Benin expressway.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Omolola Odutola, said the suspect in a confessional statement fingered one Inspector of Police simply identified as Ola, as the one that sold guns used in robbery operations to his gang.
The armed robber was arrested following a 24-hour operation, led by the Area Commander of Ijebu-Ode, ACP Omosanyi Adeniyi.
The statement reads partly, “Owonikoko was sighted in a Toyota Camry driving inward Ijebu Ode from Ososa and as soon as he sighted the police, he diverted into a close.
“The suspect, who disguised in Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) uniform and the mastermind of several nefarious crimes, attempted to out-smart the policemen, but he was arrested.
“Searching the vehicle he earlier abandoned, a black cellophane bag containing 32 expended cartridges,
78 live cartridges, a locally fabricated short gun were recovered.
“Also, search warrant was also executed at his residence where another magnum pump action riffle.
“One double barrel shotgun, one locally fabricated double barrel pistol, stunt pistol chocker, an unregistered silver colour, Toyota Camry and Green colour Toyota Sienna Bus marked KNN 58 TD Ogun were recovered.
“Others are a liquid chemical, a black beret with insignia of Aiye Confraternity, cannabis, hard drugs.
ATM card, power bank, two Apple wristwatches, two cell phones and poisonous charm were also recovered,” the PPRO said.
She noted that the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, had ordered the police to go after the remaining suspects.
Credit: Nigerian Tribune