By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Police Operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder of the Ogun State Police Command have apprehended two armed robbers who specialise in robbing bank customers after withdrawing money from ATM machine.
The suspects, identified as Ebenezer Olubukola, 30years and Olajide Oladejo 29years were said to have been arrested by the team led the Area Commander of Ota Command ACP Monday Agbonika while on routine patrol.
Our correspondent gathered that the suspects were nabbed around First Bank Ota branch, after robbing some victims on Thursday 20th of June 2019.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the arrest in a release made available to journalists on Sunday.
According to him,their mode of operations is to lurk around banks observing those who will withdraw substantial amounts of money and trace such person with their standby motorcycle to a convenient area for them to rob him/her.
The release stated, ” Their mode of operations is to lurk around banks observing those who will withdraw substantial amounts of money and trace such person with their standby motorcycle to a convenient area for them to rob him/her.
Luck however ran against them when the area commander Ota ACP Monday Agbonika who was on routine patrol with the men of operation PUFF ADDER sighted the three men on a Bajaj motorcycle around the first Bank are in Ota.
The Area Commander who suspected their movement and outlook asked his men to intercept and search them.
Having realized that the policemen were after them, they all jumped off the motorcycle and took to their heels, but they were hotly chased and two amongst them were apprehended while the third one escaped.
Recovered from them are one locally made pistol with five live cartridges and a Bajaj motorcycle with registration number AKM 490 WT.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Bashir Makama has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the Secial Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) for discreet investigation.
He equally ordered a serious manhunt for the fleeing member of the gang with the view of getting him arrested within the shortest possible time”.