Two suspected armed robbers who specialise in drugging their victims before dispossessing them of their motorcycles have been arrested by the police in Ogun State.
They are 40 years old Chidi Umeh and 28 years old Obinna Onyebuchi.
Spokesman of the Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said they were arrested on Monday following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer of Owode Egbado division from the residents of Alanu area of Owode Yewa.
The report was that the two men who had drugged a motorcyclist were about taking his bike away.
On receiving the distress call, the D.P.O Owode Egbado division SP Olabisi Elebute, led the anti-robbery team to the scene where the two suspects were apprehended with the help of members of the public.
On interrogation, Chidi Umeh who came all the way from Nnewi in Anambra State confessed to the commission of the crime.
He explained that he was selling motorcycle parts in Nnewi and he used to come to Owode area to snatch motorcycles from the owners after drugging them through energy drink which he gave his victims on a friendly note.
His accomplice, Obinna Onyebuchi, corroborated his confession, but he claimed that that was the first time he followed him out on robbery assignment.
Up till the time of writing this report, their latest victim was still sleeping in the hospital as a result of the effect of the drug on him.
They confessed to have snatched up to four motorcycle from the owner at different times.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence department for discreet investigation.
The CP therefore warned motorcyclists to stop taking any edible from their passengers who are total strangers to them in order to forestall the occurrence of such heinous crime.