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Police arrest 10 robbers, raping Ogun victims

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command on Saturday arrested eight suspected armed robbers, who allegedly robbed and raped some innocent residents of Ijebu Ode in Ijebu Ode Local Government area.

Two other hoodlums were arrested in a separate operation by the police in the same town on the same day.

The security operatives, attached to Igbeba Division, acting on a tip off, swooped on the robber-rapists at the Molipa-Ikanga area of the town.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the suspected robbers opened fire on the policemen, but were overpowered by the superior firepower of the security operatives.

Adejobi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said, “The suspected armed robbers opened fire on the police operatives who responded with heavy firepower, which curtailed the men before eight of them were arrested.

“The leader of the group, one Ayomide Muruf, alias Sucker, sustained bullet wounds in the gun battle.

“Other members of the gang arrested include Kayode (surname yet unknown) alias Small, Tunde Ruben, Tomiwa Adekoye, Adeyemi Adegoke, Kufe Emmanuel, Moses Udoh, and Akeem Adenrele, alias Polo, while some of the robbers escaped with bullet wounds.

“In addition, two suspected armed robbers, Demola David, and Dare Oladunjoye, were arrested at Olisa Street, Ijebu Ode same day.”

Adejobi said the suspects had been identified as killers of one Alayande Oladipo,who was shot dead in Ijebu Ode on August 25 and those responsible for the robbery and rape cases at one Amazing Grace Hospital in Ijebu Ode on the same date.

The PPRO added, “The suspects had robbed patients and staff of the said hospital and raped some of them during their operation at the hospital.

“The Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, had commended the police operatives who were involved in this successful operation and directed that the suspects be transferred to the Special Anti- Robbery Squad, Abeokuta, for further investigation.”

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