Ogun: Notorious Highway Robber Indict Police Officer As Gun Supplier

Ogun: Notorious Highway Robber Indict Police Officer As Gun Supplier

  • The Ogun state police command has arrested a 33-year-old notorious robber in the Ijebu-ode - Benin Highway
  • According to the spokesperson of the police, the notorious robber made confessions and indicted a police officer known as Inspector Ola
  • It was gathered that Inspector Ola supplied guns and other ammunition to the suspect and his gang for their robbery operations

Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State- The Ogun State police command has arrested suspected and notorious armed robber Akeem Owonikoko along the Sagamu – Ijebu Ode – Benin Highway.

As reported by Daily Trust, the arrest of the 33-year-old suspect was confirmed by the police spokesperson, Omolala Odutola, on Sunday, August 13.

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Akeem Owonikoko was nabbed during an operation led by the area commander in Ijebu-Ode, ACP Omosanyi Adeniyi. Photo Credit: Nigeria Police Force
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Reports confirmed that Owonikoko's arrest was made during a 24-hour operation led by the Area Commander, Ijebu Ode, ACP Omosanyi Adeniyi.

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According to the police spokesperson, Owonikoko confessed that he was being aided by an Inspector of Police (IPO), whom he identified as Ola.

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He stated that IPO Ola was his gun supplier, and they get numerous supplies from him that aides the operation of his gang members.

Police recover valuables from suspects residence

The police spokesperson said:

“Owonikoko was sighted in a Toyota Camry driving inward Ijebu Ode from Ososa and as soon as he sighted the police , he diverted into a close.
“The suspect, who disguised on Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) uniform and the mastermind of several nefarious crime, attempted to out smart the policemen, but he was arrested.
“Searching the vehicle he earlier abandoned, a black cellophane bag containing 32 expended cartridges,78 live cartridges, a locally fabricated short gun were recovered."

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The police also confirmed that several vehicles were recovered at Owonikoko's residence. Items like ammunition, cell phones, wristwatches and other valuable items during a thorough search at his residence.

The police said:

“Also, search warrant was also executed at his residence where another magnum pump action riffle, one double barrel short gun, one locally fabricated double barrel pistol , stunt pistol chocker, an unregistered silver colour, Toyota Camry and Green colour Toyota Sienna Bus marked KNN 58 TD Ogun were recovered.
“Others are a liquid chemical, a black beret with insignia of Aiye Confraternity, cannabis, hard drugs, ATM card, Power bank, two Apple wrist watches, two cell phones and poisonous charm were also recovered.”

Meanwhile, an order has been given by Abiodun Alamutu, the state commissioner of police, to go after Owonikoko's gang members and arrest them.

Alamutu urged the residents of Ijebu-Ode to remain calm as the command will continue to intensify efforts to clamp down on crime.

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Kidnappers abduct prominent monarch, Wife in Nasarawa

In another development, the Nigerian Police have confirmed the abduction of the Emir of Gurku of Karu Local Government Area.

According to the police report, the monarch, Jibrin Mohammed and his wife were kidnapped by gunmen in the palace.

The Police said efforts are ongoing to salvage the situation as they urged residents to keep calm as they would be updated as the event unfolds.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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