Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested Aliu Oyetola, aged 35 and 40-year-old Seyi Afolabi, said to be members of a four-man gang of ‘one chance’ robbers terrorising residents of Sango Ota and its environs.

Oyetola and Afolabi were said to have been arrested by the police operatives attached to Sango Ota while on a routine patrol around Itori, headquarters of Ewekoro Local Government area of the state on March 28, 2024.

The policemen were said to have been on the trail of this gang after a victim reported how he was robbed on March 23, 2024, losing over N320,000 to the robbers.

The spokesman for the state police command, SP Omolola Odutola, disclosed this in a press statement on Friday.

Odutola said, “The victim boarded a Toyota Corolla taxi at Ijako market, going to Itori, with four men who surreptitiously posed as a fellow passenger in the said taxi.

“While on the way, the said men robbed the victim of her valuables, by forcefully dispossessing her of her smartphone valued at N85,000, the money realised from POS machine sale worth N123,000, and a separate cash N105,000 and subsequently pushed her out of the car and fled.

“Acting on the report, the DPO Sango Ota Division gave his surveillance team an order to be on the lookout for the perpetrators of the crime.”

She explained further that on March 28, 2024, while the policemen were on surveillance on Itori Road, a Toyota Corolla car which the gang usually used to operate was approaching the police but it suddenly stopped and the occupants fled in different directions.

The police operatives were, however, said to have given them “a hot chase and succeeded in arresting the duo.”

A Toyota Corolla vehicle with number plate GGE 659 FR was recovered.

The two suspects arrested were said to have made confessional statements and cooperated with the police by giving useful information that would lead to the arrest of other fleeing members of the gang.

The state Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alamutu, has ordered that the suspects be transferred to the Anti-robbery Department of the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.