James Sowole in Akure
Officers of the Ondo State Police Command yesterday said it had arrested four suspected armed robbers who had been terrorising residents and people of Ore Community in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state.
The four suspects, Olamide Ajiboro, Tunde Abidemi, Augustine Olaniyi and Taofik Fatai were arrested by the police after they allegedly invaded the home of one Emmanuel Abenego, of Ajamirorun Street in Ore.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Femi Joseph, who disclosed the arrest of the suspects, explained that the four hoodlums invaded the home of Abenego around 10p.m.
He said they were armed with guns and carted away many valuables including handsets valued at N230,000 and some unspecified amount of money.
Joseph also disclosed that the men who were also armed with axes, knives and cutlass also made away with a Toyota Camry car valued at about N2.4million after their operation which lasted for about three hours.
The police image maker said detectives from the state command immediately swung into action which led to the arrest of the four suspects some weeks after the robbery.
According to him, the four suspects had confessed to the offence and some other crimes within the area.
He said: “There was a report from one Mr. Emmanuel Abenego of Ajamirorun Street, Ore, that some armed men invaded his house and made away with some valuables and his car.
“Men of the state police command immediately commenced investigation into the robbery which led to the arrest of the four suspects who have been helping our men in their investigation.”
He said the suspects would soon be charge to court.