A notorious armed robber has been arrested after fleeing from the Republic of Benin into Ogun State.
The So-Safe Corps apprehended the suspect identified as Mishodi Awiagin, in Ayetoro, Ipokia Local Government Area of the state.
So-Safe Corps Commander, Soji Ganzallo, in a statement issued on Friday, February 17, 2023, through his spokesman, Moruf Yusuf, said that the Corps and the authorities from Republic of Benin have a good security relationship, which aided the arrest of the said suspect.
Ganzallo stated that the Beninoise police had alerted the corps few weeks ago to assist in apprehending the robbery suspect, “who escaped arrest and was suspected to be hibernating in Nigeria while the kingpin of the team is in their custody.”
Ganzallo said that the wanted robbery suspect was sighted by a patrol team on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 in Ayetoro.
“Sighting the security agency, the suspect took to his heels and he was given a hot chase. He was captured alive without any injury,” he said.
The Commander spoke further that the suspect confessed during preliminary investigation that he is a native doctor in Benin Republic and that “he truly fled to escape being arrested for his involvement in a number of serious crimes.”
Ganzallo disclosed that the suspect had been transferred to Sakete police station in Benin Republic.