of Ogun State police command on Monday arrested two suspected motorcycle thieves
that is said to be a specialist in snatching motorcycles from their owners at
gunpoint in Ijebu ode.
suspects were reportedly caught while trying to snatch a motorcycle after they
had dispossessed two riders of their motorcycles.
a statement made Available to urban Express News-online through the Ogun State Public
Relation Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects, Joshua Michael, 27, and
Emeka Nwanga, 26, was arrested following a distress call received by the
Divisional Police Officer, Ilese-Ijebu, SP Olusesi Kayode.
said the police were alerted that armed robbers were about to snatch a
motorcycle from its owner around the Ikangba Estate, Ijebu-Ode.
The spokesman stated, “Upon the distress call, the DPO, SP Olusesi Kayode, quickly
mobilised his anti-robbery team to the scene. On sighting the policemen, the
suspects took to their heels, but they were hotly pursued and apprehended with
the help of members of the public.
motorcyclist and his machine were rescued from the bandits. Recovered from the
hoodlums was a locally-made double-barrelled pistol.”
Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, had ordered the transfer of the suspects
to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for discreet investigation and prosecution.