Two members of a robbery gang have been arrested while fleeing and their herbalist was also arrested.
The suspects were reportedly fleeing their hideout three weeks ago when men from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ogun State Police Command, raided Mowe’s Adesan area in the state’s local government area of Obafemi-Owode.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Monday that the alleged robbers, Saheed Bello and Bello Sadiq, were arrested in Ibadan , Oyo State, while their herbalist, Ibrahim Rasheed, was apprehended in Osun State on Monday 29 June.
The PPRO said the suspects had been captured three weeks after four members of their gang were apprehended in their Mowe hideout. He added that the gang was liable for a number of Mowe / Ofada robbery incidents.
He said, “Saheed Bello, who is the leader of the gang, and Bello Sadiq were traced to the Academy area of Ibadan based on intelligence investigation embarked upon by the CSP Tijani Mohammed-led SARS and they were apprehended.
“Their arrest led to the arrest of one Ibrahim Rasheed, who is the gang’s herbalist in Ile-Ogbo, Osun State.”
According to the PPRO, one locally-made single-barrelled pistol and five live cartridges were recovered from the suspects.