have arrested one Mathew Abioro and his wife, Precious, for reportedly
engaging in armed robbery and serving as receivers of stolen items.
News Telegraph reeports that the state Police Public Relations Officer
(PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, revealed that the robbery gang had planned to
carry out an operation before meeting their waterloo, adding the couple
had confessed to the crime.
The PPRO disclosed that a pump action gun, one cut-to-size
single-barrelled pistol, one cut-to-size double-barrelled pistol and
four live cartridges were recovered from the suspects. .
He said: “The couple were arrested when men of FSARS received
information that some notorious armed robbers who have been terrorising
Abeokuta and Sango axis are planning to carry out another operation
consequent upon which their hideout was stormed and the couple was
On interrogation, they confessed being involved in a series of armed
robbery within and outside Abeokuta metropolis. They equally confessed
being receivers of stolen motorcycles from other robbery gangs and that
they used to sell such motorcycles to Benin Republic and used the
proceeds to purchase arms and ammunition which they use for their own