The police command in Ogun says it has arrested five suspected armed robbers who were allegedly connected with recent robbery attacks and killings at the Gateway Polytechnic, Saapade.
Mr Abiodun Alamutu, the state Commissioner of Police, confirmed the arrest to newsmen in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
Alamutu noted that the command also recovered two Lexus cars stolen during the recent robbery attacks.
The commissioner recalled that some suspected armed robbers recently invaded communities hosting students of the Gateway Polytechnic, Saapade in Remo North Local Government Area of the state.
According to Alamutu, operatives of the command in Remo North Division had received a
distress call on Saturday, at 3 am, that some armed robbers are on rampage within their community.
He noted that the Divisional Police Officer led his men to respond to the distress call and met a group of armed robbers.
He added that there was an exchange of gunfire between the police and the armed men.
” In their bid to escape, they shot at four students who were walking along the road and made away with a Lexus car they had earlier snatched at gun point from another student.
” One of the victims of gunshots reportedly died on his way to the hospital while the three others were treated and discharged.
” The Police later tracked the stolen Lexus car to the Oke Itoku area of Abeokuta, where it was recovered.
” Another Lexus car, discovered to have been snatched at the Ajuwon area of the state by the same gang, was also recovered,” he said.
Alamutu stated that some members of the gang were later arrested through intelligence gathering while a member of another gang that robbed people of their phone at gun point was also nabbed.