Operatives of Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old sales boy and his gang members for masterminding the robbery attack on his boss.
Peter Okenu is said to have robbed his boss on the 17th of December 2020.
He was eventually arrested following a painstaking investigation embarked upon by detectives from Ifo divisional headquarters who had been on the trail of the robbery gang since December 17, 2020, when the case was reported.
Stephen Anyi, the victim of the robbery, reported at Ifo police station on the said date that his house situated at Kajola phase 2 area of Ifo was invaded at about 2:00am by a 7-man robbery gang who were armed with guns, cutlasses and axe.
He explained that they held him and his family hostage before dispossessing them of the cash sum of #150,000, his laptop, phones, plasma television and his Toyota Highlander with registration number KJA 38 FZ which they used in carting away the stolen items.
After receiving the report, the DPO Ifo, CSP Adeniyi Adekunle detailed his crack detectives to go after the robbers with the view to bring them to book within the shortest possible time.
The detectives were able to trace the hoodlums to Mushin, Lagos State, where they were about to dispose of the Toyota highlander.
They arrested four members of the gang namely: Ibrahim Arowolo ‘m’ 24yrs, Sowemimo Faruk ‘m’ 18yrs, Yusuf Azeez ‘m’ 23yrs and Yakubu Ibrahim ‘m’ 31yrs.
Upon interrogation, the arrested members of the gang told the police that it was the victim’s sale boy, Peter Okenu who planned with them to rob his master.
They explained that the sales boy, who was in-charge of the victim’s shop at Sango, met them and gave the description of his boss’ residence.
The sales boy was promptly arrested and he has confessed to the crime, according to Ogun State Police PRO, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi.
Recovered from them are; Toyota Highlander with registration number KJA 38 FZ, one locally made single barrel cut-to-size gun, one locally made double barrel pistol, 3 cutlasses and four different types of phones.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun has directed that the case be transferred to the violent crime intervention unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, for discreet investigation. He also ordered that the remaining members of the gang be hunted and apprehended within the shortest possible period.