Four suspected armed robbers in police net for attacking VC

Four suspected robbers in police net for attacking VC

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested four suspected robbers, for allegedly attacking the Vice-Chancellor of the Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State, Professor Rotimi Ajayi and stealing his Sport Utility Vehicle at gun point.

The suspects identified as Adewale Rasaq, Kenneth Ohimai, Segun Idike and Hassan Musa were said to have dispossessed the Vice-Chancellor of his Toyota Highlander along Atan-Igbesa Road on January 27, 2017.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said that the robbers also stole his five mobile phones, an iPad and some money.

Oyeyemi added that the robbers were arrested on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at their hideout in Seme Border.

“Immediately the matter was reported, the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) went on the trail of the hoodlums. Their effort paid off when the operatives received vital information about their hideout in Seme Border and they stormed the place. The robbers engaged the team in a gun duel which lasted for about an hour. At the end of the encounter, four members of the gang were arrested.

“The fifth suspect, Joseph Housus, who escaped with gun injuries, was later arrested at Ajase in the Republic of Benin, where he went for treatment,” he said.

Items recovered from the robbers’ hideout, he said included four pump-action guns, one locally-made pistol and 30 live cartridges.

During interrogation, they confessed to being the persons that robbed the VC and said the Toyota Jeep had been sold off to Republic of Benin.

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