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So-Safe arrests three for armed robbery in Ogun

Operatives of the Ogun State-owned Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps (So-Safe Corps), have arrested three suspected armed robbers terrorizing residents of Iroko/Arije and Ota local government area of the state.

The suspects are Abayomi Micheal David, also known as Scofield, aged 37, Oluwatosin Atilola, also known as Tosine, aged 37 and Sam Oluwatobi, aged 24.

According to the state Commander, Soji Ganzallo, in a statement signed be the command’s spokesperson Moruf Yusuf on Wednesday, the suspects were arrested after residents reported to have been robbed of their phones and other valuables at gunpoint.

“ On April 16, 2024, an emergency call was made to the Iroko/Arije Divisional Headquarters of the Corps by the community, informing that some gangs of armed robbers were threatening the peaceful atmosphere in the area, as law-abiding citizens were being robbed of their phones and other valuable items at gunpoint.

Ganzallo noted that upon receiving such valuable information from the residents , the Ado Odo Ota Zonal Commander of the Corps, ACC Tajudeen Odunmbaku, gave the officers a mandate to clamp down on the crime suspects which led to the arrest of three out of the four suspected armed robbers. 

“ The three apprehended individuals as follows: Abayomi Micheal David, also known as Scofield, aged 37, residing at 33, Unity Road, Abule Ijoko; Sam Oluwatobi, aged 24, resident of 24, Blessed Estate, Alayapupo Street, off Oyero road, Ijoko; and Oluwatosin Atilola, also known as Tosine, aged 37, residing at 168, Nascon Road, Ijoko in Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area.

The So-Safe boss disclosed that the fourth suspect, Obani Desmond, also known as Kokolet, who remains at large is not new in the act adding that, the apprehended suspects, during preliminary interrogation confirmed him to be their ringleader and efforts are ongoing to bring him to justice again.

Commander Ganzallo noted that the exhibits recovered from the apprehended suspects include two pieces of empty and one live red star cartridges, one locally-made stainless cut-to-size pistol, and one motorbike.

He added that the apprehended suspects and the recovered exhibits have been transferred to the Nigeria Police Force, Sango Divisional Police Headquarters for further investigation and likely prosecution.

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