A suspect , Alo Monday, has been arrested by the Ogun Police Command with a Toyota Camry car snatched from one among their robbery victims.
The suspect, an indigene of Ebonyi State, was arrested following a distress signal received by police at Sagamu Division that armed robbers were operating along Sagamu/ Ikenne road.
The spokesman of the Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Sunday said following receipt of the decision , the DPO of Sagamu Division, Okiki Agunbiade, mobilised his patrol team and moved to the scene.
According to him, the robbers upon sighting the policemen, quickly jumped into an already snatched unregistered Toyota Camry car and began driving towards Lagos/Sagamu interchange.
He said the armed robbers were chased by the policemen, noting that the suspects abandoned the car and saw the bush.
“The entire area was cordoned off by the policemen who combed the bush in search of the hoodlums. the trouble paid off when one among the robbers, Alo Monday, was apprehended with a sledgehammer which he wont to hit the owner of the car on the top before snatching the vehicle.
‘‘The combing exercise drew the eye of youths and commercial motorcyclists within the area who descended heavily on the suspect and beat him to stupor. He was smuggled out of the place by the police who took him to the hospital for treatment,” Oyeyemi said.
According to him, the owner of the snatched car who sustained a head injury inflicted on him with the sledgehammer was also taken to the hospital by the police.