A night guard, Sunday Uche, and four others have been arrested for armed robbery by the men of the Ogun State Police Command.
Uche, who was employed as a night guard at Iyana Iyesi community in the Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state was accused by the police of leading his gang to rob the residents he was employed to protect.
Other members of the gang were named by the police as Mohammed Aliu, Ojulari Sakiru, Akinniyi Ademola, and Odeh Benedict.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said Uche, who is the leader of the gang, deceived the members of the community when the robbery operation was going on.
Adejobi explained that the residents affected by the robbery placed a distress call to Uche’s telephone line, adding that he responded, telling the victims that he was in charge and would soon round up the robbers.
The police spokesman said the suspects had been terrorising the residents of Itele,Ijagba,Iyana Iyesi and other places in the local government area.
Adejobi said they were, however, arrested by detectives attached to the Special Anti- Robbery Squad of the command, which acted on a tip-off.
Items recovered from the suspects, according to the PPRO, include three locally-made single-barrelled guns, a dummy gun, some live cartridges, assorted charms and 13 handsets.
Adejobi said, “The Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, has directed that the SARS should carry out proper investigation into the case and charge the suspects to court immediately.
“The Commissioner of Police also advised members of the public to always screen those they want to employ as night guards, maids and for other domestic jobs, to avoid such an incident in the state.”
Source: Punch Newspaper.