The Ogun State police command have arrested three suspected highway robbers who have been terrorising motorists along Odogbolu-Ijebu Ode Expressway. The suspects, according to a release by the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in Abeokuta yesterday were arrested on Saturday.
“The suspects were arrested when policemen attached to Odogbolu division were on patrol of the highway and sighted the men at about 6:00a.m. placing themselves in an ambush manner along the expressway.
“On seeing the policemen, the three of them took to their heels but they were hotly chased and apprehended. The suspects are Johnson Afokolu, Victor Michael and Jacob Usang.
“On interrogation, they confessed to being responsible for most of the robbery cases in the area and that other members of their gang always joined them on special operations”, Oyeyemi said.
Items recovered from the suspects are one toy gun, six torchlight, a military face cap, dried weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, knife, assorted clothes and three handsets.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to special anti-robbery squad for discreet investigation. Makama also ordered a massive manhunt for the remaining members of the gang in order to ensure sanity along the highway.