A notorious armed robber has finally been caught. Bolanle Ojomu was caught during robbery operation in Ilesa Ijebu, Ogun state.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a release said the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the police in Ilese ijebu divisional headquarters at about 12:30am that armed robbers were terrorizing residents of Silva Estate Odomalasa area of Ilese ijebu.
He said upon the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer, Ilese Ijebu Division, CSP Amuda Bolaji quickly mobilized his patrol team and moved to the scene.
“The hoodlums on sighting the policemen took to flight immediately, but they were hotly chased and one of them was apprehended with the assistance of members of the community, while others escaped.
“Recovered from the arrested one was one locally made gun with one live cartridge.
“Meanwhile, the acting commissioner of police DCP Abiodun Alamutu has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
“He also directed a massive manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang with the view of bringing them to justice,” Oyeyemi said.