The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 29-year-old woman, Chioma Okafor and a 19-year-old Nweke Joshua, for alleged armed robbery.
The police said the suspects were arrested on Friday 25th of November 2022, while carrying out a robbery operation in the Adesan area of Mowe.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), a Superintendent of Police (SP), Abimbola Oyeyemi, said that the suspects were arrested following a distress call received at Mowe Divisional Headquarters at about 9:30 pm.
According to the image maker, the suspects invaded a foodstuff shop, owned by one Johnson Nwokoro at Safari Junction Adesan and dispossessed the owner of the day’s sales.
Upon receiving the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Mowe Division, SP Folake Afeniforo, quickly mobilised the division’s patrol team and the so-safe corps men to the scene where the two suspects were arrested.
Oyeyemi said: “On searching them, it was discovered that they came to rob the shop with toy guns which looked perfectly like original pistols. On interrogation, the 19 years old Nweke Joshua, informed the police that it was Chioma Okafor who came up with the idea of carrying out the robbery operation in order for them to have some money. He stated further that Chioma bought the two toy guns and gave him one to use for the operation. They went to the shop and pretended like customers, but they suddenly brought out guns and ordered the shop owner to hand over all money in his possession to them. Luck ran out on them when police and so safe corpsmen arrived at the scene before they could escape.”
The Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.BEWARE All Rights Reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without prior express written permission from Juliana Francis