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Ogun Police arrest Ex-Convict for robbery few days after release from prison.

An ex-convict Kingsley Chukwu has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command on the 29th of October at about 10pm in Onipanu area of Ota.

His arrest followed a distress call received by Police at Onipanu Division that an Okada rider was attacked at Divine Wisdom communiAn ex-convict Kingsley Chukwu has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command on the 29th of October at about 10pm in Onipanu area of Ota.

His arrest followed a distress call received by Police at Onipanu Division that an Okada rider was attacked at Divine Wisdom community in Iyesi area and his bike was snatched away.

Consequently, the DPO Onipanu Division SP Sangobiyi Johnson quickly led his anti-robbery team to the scene, combed the entire area with the assistance of the CDA members and subsequently apprehended the suspect while his accomplice escaped. Further search led to the recovery of the snatched Honda motorcycle.

On interrogation, the suspect confessed that he and his fleeing accomplice pretended as passengers when they stopped the Okada man, and they hit him on the head with a sharp object which made him to be unconscious before they dispossessed him of the motorcycle.

He further disclosed that he has been convicted for similar offence and just came out of prison.

The victim Umaru Hassan has been taken to the hospital where he is responding to treatment.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered a serious manhunt for the escaped accomplice; he equally directed that the arrested suspect be transferred to FSARS for discreet investigation.

DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi,
PPRO, Ogun State Police Command.

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