Operatives of the Ogun Police Command have arrested three members of a suspected robbery syndicate who were on their way to carry out a robbery operation.
The suspect – Ibiyemi Wasiri (27), Alabi Ojugbele (20) and 18-year-old Obe Lekan were arrested at Orita area of Ilaro, during a joint routine patrol carried out by men of Ilaro area command and Ilaro divisional headquarters.
A statement by the police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects, who were on a Bajaj motorcycle with defaced number plate jumped down from the motorcycle when they sighted the policemen and ran to different directions.
According to him, the operatives chased and apprehended all of them.
He said when a search was conducted on them, a locally made pistol, four live cartridges and assorted charms were recovered from them.
Oyeyemi quoted the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, to have ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.