Two suspected armed robbers, who criminally dug for gold, a precious metal, by robbing its merchant at gun point, have been subdued by Ogun State Police Command through an arrest on Monday, March 29, 2021.
The suspects, identified as Jerry Chikwendu (23) and Tomiwa Olawale (22), were said to have dispossessed their victim of gold chains and rings valued N6 million.
Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said on Wednesday, March 31, that the suspects were arrested after one Abubakar Hassan reported at Ogijo divisional headquarters that his brother sent him from Idi Araba in Mushin, Lagos State, to deliver some gold chains and rings worth N6 million to his customer at Igbo Olomu area of Isawo, in the Gateway State.
The PPRO said that Hassan told the police that surprisingly, on getting to Isawo, the said customer, who was already waiting for him, picked him on a motorcycle and took him to a deserted area, where he and three others dispossessed him of the jewelry at gun point after beating him.
Oyeyemi said that the report made the Divisional Police Officer in Ogijo division, CSP Mohammed Suleiman Baba, to lead detectives to the scene, combing the entire area.
“Their efforts yielded positive result when two of the gang members were arrested, while others escaped with their arms.
“Three gold rings valued at N3,121.7 million were recovered from them,” he added.
A credible source told Thenewsbearer that the robbers were fraudsters, popularly known as ‘Yahoo boys’, and had been buying gold from their victim’s boss.
The fraudulent business they were doing was said to have lost its steam, with their inability to get money as they used to do in the past.
This was said to have prompted them into changing their fraudulent activity to robbery.
Oyeyemi stated that the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, had ordered the transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for discreet investigation.