Wanted suspected armed robber arrested with gun in Ogun

 

The police in Ogun State have arrested one Christian Peter, described as “a notorious wanted cultist and an armed robbery suspect.”

Peter was arrested Tuesday, having been on the wanted list of the command for some time.

It was learnt that the suspect was arrested while the DPO of Mowe division, CSP Folashade Tanaruno, was on routine patrol of Mowe/Ofada road with his anti-robbery team.

The cops had sighted the suspect within the premises of a hotel at the Olororo area of Mowe with a waist bag.

According to the Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, Peter had made an attempt to escape when he sighted the police team, “but he was quickly obstructed and apprehended.”

Oyeyemi disclosed on Wednesday that the waist bag seen with the suspect was searched immediately, “and a locally made double barrel pistol, loaded with four live cartridges, was recovered therein.”

“He is one the hoodlums terrorizing Mowe/Ofada axis in recent time,” the police spokesperson revealed.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, was said to have ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State CIID for discreet investigation.

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