Police patrol intercepts robbery suspects
Oyo State Police Command has intercepted a five-man inter-state robbery gang at Iwo-Road Interchange, Ibadan.
The suspects were said to have been intercepted by a police patrol team led by Inspector Julius Oyedare on July 25. The suspects were on their way to Ilorin, Kwara State.
Four of the robbery suspects, however, escaped, while the fifth person, Dare Hassan, was arrested.
The hoodlums were accosted in a Honda Civic car marked LAGOS FL 183 LND with weapons.
Items recovered from the hoodlums were three locally-made pistols, eight live cartridges, two expended cartridges, charms and the Honda Civic car.
Hassan told the police that they were on their way to Ilorin for their next operation.
The case had been transferred to the State Anti-Robbery Squad, Dugbe, Ibadan for further investigation.
The state Police Public Relation Officer, Olabisi Ilobanefor, said, “The decision of the commissioner of police to patrol the state more is paying off. The command has resolved not to relent in its efforts at curbing criminal activities in and around the state.”