Police in Ogun State has arrested five suspects for allegedly robbing a company at Sango Ota, in Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun state.
The suspects, Umar Haruna, Abbah Yahaya, Muritala Umar, Wale Fadeyi and Segun Olofinmade were allegedly hired by the former Chief Security Officer who was sacked by the industry.
The Police Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects were arrested, following a distress call received by policemen at Sango divisional headquarters.
He said police were informed that a group of armed robbers numbering ten, and armed with cutlasses had forcefully gained entrance into Balita Company and packed away motor engines from the company.
He said after receiving the distress call, the DPO Sango division, SP Saleh Dahiru, mobilized his men and moved into the area.
“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums who came with a Mitsubishi Canter bus with registration number LSR 414 YF took to their heels but they were chased and five amongst them were apprehended while others escaped,” he said.
According to him, preliminary investigation revealed that the robbery incident was masterminded by the former Chief Security officer of the company who was relieved of his duty about three months ago.
He explained that the said former Chief security officer “is presently on the run.”
Oyeyemi said a Mitsubishi Canter bus loaded with ten motor engines and cutlasses was recovered from the suspects.
He quoted the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, to have directed that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.
Oyeyemi added that the CP equally ordered a massive manhunt for the fleeing former Chief Security Officer with the view to bringing him to justice.