CITIZENS COMPASS- POLICE in Ogun State have arrested a 19 years old boy Nweke Joshua and
a 29 years old lady, Chioma Okafor in
Adesan area of Mowe, along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.
The duo were arrested on Friday, November 25, 2022, arrested following a distress call by Mowe Divisional Headquarters at about 9:30 pm, that armed robbers have invaded a food stuff shop, owned by one Johnson Nwokoro at Safari Junction Adesan and dispossesing the owner of the day’s sales.
Spokesperson of the Command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement, said upon the distress call, the DPO Mowe division, SP Folake Afeniforo, quickly mobilized the division’s patrol team and the so safe corps men to the scene where the two suspects were arrested.
On searching them, it was discovered that they came to rob the shop with toy guns which looked perfectly like original pistols.
On interrogation, the 19 years old Nweke Joshua, informed the police that it was Chioma Okafor who came with the idea of carrying out the robbery operation in order for them to have some money.
He stated further that it was Chioma who bought the two toy guns and gave him one to use for the operation.
They went to the shop and pretended like customers, but they suddenly brought out guns and ordered the shop owner to hand over all money in his possession to them.
Luck ran out of them when police and so safe corps men arrived at the scene before they can escaped.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.