Men of the Ogun State Police Command on Thursday 20th June, 2019, arrested two suspected members of a syndicate, who specialised in robbing people of money withdrawn from bank ATM machines.
According to PM Express, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on behalf of the Ogun State Commissioner of Police.
Their mode of operation is to lurk around banks observing those who will withdraw substantial amounts of money from ATM machines; they trace such persons with their standby motorcycle to a convenient area and then rob them.
However, they ran out of luck when the Area Commander of Ota, ACP Monday Agbonika, who was on routine patrol with the men of Operation Puff Adder, sighted the three men on a Bajaj motorcycle around the First Bank arae in Ota. The Area Commander, who suspected their movement and outlook, asked his men to intercept and search them.
Having realised that the policemen were after them, they all jumped off the motorcycle and took to their heels. But they were given a hot chase and two amongst them were apprehended while the third suspect escaped.
Those arrested were: Ebenezer Olubukola, 30 and Olajide Oladejo, 29.
Recovered from them were one locally made pistol with five live cartridges and a Bajaj motorcycle with registration number AKM 490 WT.
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, CP Bashir Makama, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for discreet investigation. He equally ordered a serious manhunt for the fleeing member of the gang with the view of getting him arrested within the shortest possible time.