Ogun : Arrested armed robber in VGN uniform fingers police inspector as accomplice


The police command in Ogun says it has apprehended one Akeem Owonikoko , 33, a suspected armed robber along Sagamu – Ijebu Ode – Benin Highway on Sunday.

SP Omolola Odutola, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) , disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta.

Odutola explained that the suspect was arrested after a 24 hour operation led by ACP Omosanyi Adeniyi , the Area Commander, Ijebu Ode.

According to the PPRO, the suspect has made confessional statement which fingered an Inspector of Police he simply identified as Ola who he said procured the guns they used to operate.

” Owonikoko was sighted in a Toyota Camry driving inward Ijebu Ode from Ososa and as soon as he sighted the police , he diverted into a close.

” The suspect, who disguised on Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) uniform and the mastermind of several nefarious crime, attempted to out smart the policemen, but he was arrested.

” Searching the vehicle he earlier abandoned, a black cellophane bag containing 32 expended cartridges,
78 live cartridges, a locally fabricated short gun were recovered.

” Also, search warrant was also executed at his residence where another magnum pump action riffle,
one double barrel short gun, one locally fabricated double barrel pistol , stunt pistol chocker, an unregistered silver colour, Toyota Camry and Green colour Toyota Sienna Bus marked KNN 58 TD Ogun were recovered.

” Others are a liquid chemical, a black beret with insignia of Aiye Confraternity, cannabis, hard drugs,
ATM card, Power bank, two Apple wrist watches, two cell phones and
poisonous charm were also recovered,” she said.

The PPRO noted that the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, had ordered the police to go after the remaining suspects.

She reiterated that Ijebu-Ode Area Command had continued to raise the bar in crime fighting.

Odutola added that the commissioner of police remained committed to rid the state of criminals.

She stated that the suspect and exhibits would be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department for profiling and forensic examination


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