Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command early Tuesday arrested two armed robbery suspects who were fleeing with a car they robbed in Lagos.
The suspects, Raymond Chukwudi and Ekene Okoro were arrested by men of the Federal Highway Patrol at Ajebandele, a boundary between Ogun and Ondo states while on stop and search.
It was learnt that during the operation, the operatives stopped a Toyota Fortuner Jeep with number plate AGL 834 GU and with three occupants.
On interrogation, the occupants whose countenance looked suspicious were unable to give satisfactory information about the vehicle, hence the policemen put a call across to the owner, whose phone number was seen on the particular for further enquiry.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects sensing that the game was over, one of the occupants took to his heel, while the other two were quickly arrested.
He said: “The owner of the vehicle was later contacted, and he explained that the robbers invaded his house at Iriferiogoma Street, Lakowe Phase 2, Ibeju Lekki, where they forcefully dispossessed him of the vehicle.
“The two suspects were handed over to the DPO Ogbere for investigation.”
According to him, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for onward transfer to Lagos State Command, where the culprits will be prosecuted.