Policemen from Onipanu Division in Ogun State Police Command have arrested an armed robbery suspect, Taofeek (surname withheld), whose gang member allegedly shot at a bike rider in an attempt to snatch his motorcycle.
The suspect was apprehended following a distress call received by the Division, prompting the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Baba Maiyaki to lead his men to the scene where Taofeek’s gang was trying to dispossess one Onwubiko Jeremiah of his Bajaj motorcycle.
In a statement issued by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, Metro gathered that the gang shot at the rider when he resisted the attempt, but he was lucky that the bullet did not hit him.
The PPRO stated that immediately the robbery gang members saw policemen approaching, they took to their heels, but Taofeek was arrested while others escaped.
Recovered from him were a double-barrel short gun and live cartridges.
Oyeyemi added that the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ilyasu, had directed that the suspect be transferred to the anti-robbery section at Eleweran in Abeokuta for further investigations, while efforts should also be made towards fishing out the fleeing hoodlums.