A 27-year old, Sodiq Oladele, has been reportedly arrested by the police in Ogun State on his way for a robbery operation.
The Ogun State Police Command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement, said the suspect was apprehended at Obasanjo Farm Junction in Sango-Ota.
He said the suspect was arrested by police men on routine patrol at Obasanjo farm Junction area.
He said: “The suspect was arrested by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Onipanu Division, CSP Bamidele Job, and his men, on routine patrol at Obasanjo Farm Junction area.
“The patrol team sighted a motorcycle conveying three male passengers. The motorcycle was flagged down but the passengers quickly jumped down and ran in different directions.
“They were hotly chased by the policemen and one of them Sodiq Oladele who was in possession of a black bag was apprehended while others escaped.
“On searching the bag, two locally made single barrel pistols, one live cartridge and assorted criminal charms were recovered there.
“While on interrogation, the suspect confessed that he and his fleeing colleagues were on their way to carry out robbery operation.”
Oyeyemi said the state Commissioner of Police (CP) Lanre Bankole, had ordered immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for “discreet investigation,” adding that other members of the gang at large must be fished out for prosecution.