Officers of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested an armed robbery suspect, Adeolu Bankole, operating in Ayetoro area of the state with a stolen uniform of an officer of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
The Command, in a press release said the suspect was apprehended on the 5th of February 2021 following complaint by some students of Olabisi Onabanjo University that they were robbed of their belonging at gunpoint.
The students told the police that the armed robber who broke into their apartment was dressed in Civil Defence uniform and dispossessed them of their phones and laptop.
Upon the report, the Area Commander Ayetoro, 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, and a locally made pistol was found.
” Upon the discovery, the detectives mounted surveillance in the area and at about 5 pm, the suspect sneaked into the uncompleted building.
A statement from the command said the suspect was rounded up and brought to the station.
The statement said investigation further revealed that the suspect stole the pair of Civil Defence uniform from a parked Toyota Camry belonging to an officer of the corp in December 2020, and thereafter set the car ablaze.
The officer has also identified the uniform as his own.
The Commissioner of Police, Edward A. Ajogun had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.