Two armed robbery suspects, who are also ex-convicts, have landed in police net in Ogun State, after robbing a man of his Bajaj motorcycle on Monday, February 22, 2021, at gun point.
The ex-convicts were identified as Abiodun Oshoba and Mustapha Sakiru.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, one Aminu Iliyasu was dispossessed of his motorcycle, with registration number SGM 965 VQ, after pretending to be passengers.
In the victim’s report at Shagamu police station, the PPRO said that he told the police that after boarding his motorcycle as passengers, the suspects asked him to take them to a hotel at G.R.A Quarters, Sagamu.
“On their way to the place, the suspects brought out a gun and ordered him to stop. They subsequently dispossessed him of the motorcycle and made away with it.
“Based on the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Shagamu Division, CSP Okiki Agunbiade mobilized his men, in conjunction with members of a vigilante group.
“They had both blocked all the exit points of the GRA and commenced stop-and-search.
“Their efforts yielded positive result when the motorcycle was sighted at one of the exit points, being ridden by Oshoba, with the number plate folded,” Oyeyemi said.
He stated further that as soon as Oshoba sighted the policemen, he abandoned the bike and took to his heels, but was chased and apprehended.
He added: “His arrest led to the apprehension of his accomplice, Sakiru. A locally-made pistol with one live cartridge was recovered from them.”
The PPRO said that during preliminary investigation, the police discovered that the duo met in Igbeba prison, where they served different jail terms.
However, they decided to form a gang after their terms in the prison.
“While Sakiru was jailed in 2016 for hijacking a truck, Oshoba was imprisoned in 2019 for snatching a phone. Both of them came out of prison in 2020 and decided to continue their devilish trade,” the spokesman said.
He said that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Awolowo had ordered the transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and intelligence Department, for discreet investigation and prosecution.