The police stated the suspect was a member of an armed theft gang working alongside Sagamu-Ikenne highway, Ogun State.
DAILY POST gathered that the suspect was arrested on Friday with the stolen Toyota Camry automobile.
The suspect, an indigene of Ebonyi State, was arrested following a misery name obtained by police at Sagamu division at about 8:30pm that armed robbers have been working alongside Sagamu-Ikenne route.
A press release made accessible to Tropics Nigeria by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Sunday stated the DPO of Sagamu division, SP Okiki Agunbiade, instantly mobilized his patrol workforce and moved to the scene.
“On sighting the policemen, the robbers quickly jumped into an already snatched unregistered Toyota Camry car (also known as “Muscle”) and began driving in the direction of Lagos-Saagamu interchange.
“They were hotly chased by the policemen, consequent upon which they abandoned the car and ran into the bush,” the police PRO stated.
According to Oyeyemi, your entire space was cordoned off by the policemen who, he stated combed the bush looking for the hoodlums.
“The effort paid off when one of many robbers, Alo Monday, was apprehended with a sledgehammer which he used to hit the proprietor of the automobile on the top earlier than snatching the automobile.
“The combing train drew the eye of youths and business motorcyclists within the space who descended closely on the suspect and beat him to stupor.
“He was ‘smuggled’ out of the place by the police who took him to the hospital for remedy.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the fast switch of the case to state CIID for discreet investigation.
The CP recommended the fast response of his males to the misery name
Ajogun directed that the fleeing members of the gang be hunted and dropped at justice quickly.