A 28 years old man, Moses Ayomide, has been arrested by men of Ogun state Police Command for armed robbery and killing of one Qudus Popoola.
The suspect was arrested on Sunday, December 11, 2022.
The suspect was arrested following a distress call received by policemen at Agbado divisional headquarters, that armed robbers were operating at Fadunsi Ijoko area of Agbado, in Ifo local government area of Ogun State.
Upon the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Agbado division, SP Awoniyi Adekunle, quickly led his men to the scene where it was discovered that while the armed robbers were escaping after robbing one Bashirat Anibire, a POS operator of her bag containing the cash sum of N400,000 and her Itel phone, the robbers shot and killed one 25 years old Qudus Popoola, and also injured one Faleye Oluwaseun.
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The robbers were hotly chased, and with the help of youths in the area, one of them Moses Ayomide was apprehended, while others escaped.
The injured victim was rushed to hospital for medical attention while the corpse of the deceased was released to the family on request that they needed to bury him in accordance with their religious belief.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the robbers who are three in number, came on a motorcycle without light at about 7 p.m. and attacked Bashirat Anibire who was just closing from her POS shop.
The victim managed to escape from the robbers, but while running away with her seven years old son, the robbers got hold of the son which made the woman to run back in order to save her son.
It was in the process that the robbers were able to snatch her bag and the phone.
The shout for help from the woman attracted the youths of the area who started pursuing the robbers while distress call was also made to the police.
It was in the robbers bid to escape from the scene that the deceased and one other were shot by the robbers.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.
The CP also sent condolence message to the family of the deceased, and assured them that the command would do everything possible to apprehend the escaped members of the gang.