Robbery suspect operating in Civil Defense uniform arrested in Ogun

Ogun Stae Police Comand has arrested a suspected robber, Adeolu Bankole w is operating with a stolen uniform of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

The Command issued a press release on the 5th of February 2021 after some Olabisi Onabanjo University students were robbed of their belongings at gunpoint.

The police command was informed by the students that the culprit was dressed in the Civil Defense uniform, stealing all their phones and laptops.

The released statement states that the Area Commander of Ayetor, ACP Anthony Haruna ordered his detectives to go after the hoodlum.

Following scrutiny investigation by the police, the detective received information about the hideout of the suspect.

“On getting there, a bag containing six phones, one laptop, a pair of civil defense uniform, and a locally made pistol was found in a bag in an uncompleted building.

“Upon the discovery, the detectives mounted surveillance in the area, and at about 5 pm, the suspect sneaked into the uncompleted building, which is his hideout, and moved straight to where the bag was kept.

“He was quickly rounded up and brought to the station. Two other stolen phones and a wristwatch were also found on him.

“The complainants were sent for, and they all identified him as the person who robbed them.

“Investigation further revealed that the suspect stole the pair of Civil defense uniform from a parked Toyota Camry belonging to an officer of the Corp in December 2020 and thereafter set the car ablaze.

“The officer has also identified the uniform as his own.

CP Edward A. Ajogun, the Commissioner of Police, has directed that the suspect be immediately transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for appropriate Investigation and prosecution.

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