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Arms retrieved as Police arrests 2 armed robbers, herbalist

The Ogun State Police command has confirmed the arrest of three members of an armed robbery group.

The Police said they had earlier envaded arrest when SARS operatives stormed their place of hiding at Adesan area of Mowe.

According to the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects, Saheed Bello, the leader of the gang; and Sadiq Bello, were tracked to Academy area of Ibadan, based on high level intel investigation carried upon by CSP Tijani Mohammed-led SARS operatives, adding that they were quickly arrested.

Following their arrest, it was learnt that the robbers divulged information about a third member, this subsequently led to the arrest of one Ibrahim Rasheed, who is the gang’s herbalist, at Ile-Ogbo in Osun State.

Items recovered from the group, according to Oyeyemi, were one locally made single-barrelled pistol and five live cartridges.

In a statement on Monday, the PPRO, Oyeyemi, said that the gang had been responsible for carrying out series of robbery around Mowe/Ofada areas of Ogun State in recent times.

He said the 3 man group will be going to court very soon, adding that an investigation has been launched to find out more about their past activities.

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