By Josephine Odum-John
Operatives attached to Ibafo Division of Ogun state Police command have arrested 2 suspected armed robbers when were knocked down by a trailer as they were fleeing from police.
The incident occurred over the weekend while the police were on patrol along the notorious long bridge towards Isheri end of Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.
They were said to have sighted 3-man suspected armed robbers in the act of robbing some road users in front of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries.
It was gathered that on sighting the police patrol van, the robbers took to their heels in a bid to escape.
But the police gave them a hot chase and in the process, moving trailers knocked two of them down. They sustained seriously injury and eventually arrested alive.
The suspects names were given as Sola Bilaminu and Ibrahim Sandi both of no fixed address.
It was revealed that the 3rd person managed to escape.
It was disclosed that police recovered the stolen items from the suspects which include their operational motorcycle.
Police disclosed that the victims have identified the suspects and their stolen items, adding that the recovered items have since been returned to the owners who have given useful statements to the police.
The Commissioner of Police Ogun State CP Abdulmajid Ali has commended the police operatives for their commitment and dedication to duty, and directed that the suspects be transferred to the Special Anti Robbery Squad in Magbon Abeokuta for thorough investigation. CP Ali also directed that the expressway must be adequately policed on regularly basis to protect road users who have fears of plying the expressway at nighttime.
Ogun Police Boss also assured the good people of Ogun State and all road users in the state of adequate security of lives and property as police teams have been detailed to police the major expressways within the state.