Suspect arrested after gang robbed POS operator N400,000, killed resident
A 28-year-old man, Moses Ayomide, was on Sunday 11th of December 2022, arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for the armed robbery and killing of one Qudus Popoola.
The suspect was arrested following a distress call received by policemen at Agbado Divisional Headquarters, that armed robbers were operating at the Fadahunsi Ijoko area of Agbado, in Ifo local government area of Ogun state.
Upon the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Agbado Division, a Superintendent of Police, Awoniyi Adekunle, quickly led his men to the scene where it was discovered that while the armed robbers were escaping after robbing Bashirat Anibire, a POS operator of her bag containing the cash sum of N400,000 and her itel phone, the robbers shot and killed 25 years old Qudus Popoola, and injured Faleye Oluwaseun.
The robbers were hotly chased, and with the help of youths in the area, one of the fleeing suspects, Moses Ayomide, was apprehended, while others escaped.
The injured victim was rushed to hospital for medical attention while the corpse of the deceased was released to the family on request that they need to bury him in accordance with their religious belief.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the robbers who are three in number came on a motorcycle without a light at about 7: p.m and attacked Bashirat Anibire who was just closing her POS shop.
The victim managed to escape from the robbers, but while running away with her seven years old son, the robbers got hold of the son which made the woman run back in order to save her son.
It was in the process that the robbers were able to snatch her bag and the phone.
The shout for help from the woman attracted the youths of the area who started pursuing the robbers while a distress call was also made to the police.
It was in their bid to escape from the scene that the deceased and one other were shot at by the robbers.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation Departments for a discreet investigation.
The CP also sent a condolence message to the family of the deceased and assured them that the Command will do everything possible to apprehend the escaped members of the gang.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