Men of the Ogun police command said it had arrested three members of an armed robbery syndicate around Idanyin community, Agbara in Ado Odo Ota local government area of the state.
Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday.
Oyeyemi said that the incident occurred on May 24.
“The suspects were arrested following a distress call received by the DPO Agbara division that armed robbers have invaded idanyin community and have been raiding house to house dispossessing their victims of their belongings and inflicting various degrees of injury on them.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO , Agbara division , SP Saleh Dahiru, quickly led his anti robbery team to the scene and met the robbers attacking the residences of one Barrister Kamieyefa Omosivwe and that of Oluyemi Olajide.
“On sighting the police, the robbers launch an attack on them, but they were overpowered and three members of the gang were eventually arrested while one of them escaped.
“The arrested members are: Toheed Salami, Ibrahim Ismaila and Michael Abiodun. Recovered from them are two locally made short guns. The injured victim has been taken to the hospital for medical attention,” Oyeyemi said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson , has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to Special Anti Robbery Squads (SARS) for discreet investigation.