Three brothers and their friend have been apprehended by the police “for carrying out series of robbery operations in Ijebu-Ode area of Ogun State.”
The Ogun State police image maker, Abimbola Oyeyemi, identified the three brothers as Hammed Jagbojagbo, Idris Jagbojagbo and Tobi Jagbojagbo, while their accomplice was named Tosin Ogundeko.
Their arrest, Oyeyemi said, followed a distress call received at Igbeba divisional headquarters that some armed robbers invaded a Premier Lotto agent’s shop at the Odi Olowo area of Ijebu Ode and made away with his N90,000.
“The robbers also snatched a Bajaj motorcycle belonging to one Clement Conleth,” Oyeyemi stated.
In his response, the DPO of Igbeba division, CSP Musiliu Doga, was said to have immediately led his patrol team to the scene, ”gave the robbers a hot chase and succeeded in arresting one of them, Tosin Ogundeko from whom the Bajaj motorcycle was recovered.”
He spoke further that the arrested Ogundeko later led detectives to their hideout in the Epe area of Lagos State, where the three brothers were nabbed.
It was gathered that one of the suspects, simply identified as Tosin (a.k.a Socket), had escaped.
“On interrogation, the suspects confessed to being responsible for various motorcycle snatching operations in Ijebu-Ode and its environs.
“They confessed further that they are all based in Epe, but chose ijebu ode as their area of operation,” the police spokesman said.
He added that one cut-to-size locally made gun and one Bajaj motorcycle were recovered from the suspects.
Meanwhile, Ogun Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the State CIID for discreet investigation, directing a manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang.