The Ogun State Police Command has grabbed an armed robber who operated using a civil defence uniform.
The suspected robber is identified as Adeolu Bankole and to divert the attention of people, he wears a uniform belonging to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
His arrest was made known in a statement by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi.
The statement reads;
”Upon the report, the area Commander Ayetoro, ACP Anthony Haruna, detailed his detectives to go after the hoodlum. After hours of painstaking investigation, the detectives received information about the hideout of the suspect. On getting there, a bag containing six phones, one laptop, a pair of civil defense uniform,s and a locally made pistol was found.
Upon the discovery, the detectives mounted surveillance in the area and at about 5pm, the suspect sneaked into the uncompleted building which is the 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 was 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 on December 2020 and thereafter set the car ablaze. The officer has also identified the uniform as his own.”
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