A 25 years old sales boy, Peter Okenu, has been arrested by operatives of Ogun State Police Command for masterminding the robbing of his boss.
Four other robbery suspects were also arrested.
The sales boy was arrested following a painstaking investigation embarked upon by detectives from Ifo divisional headquarters who has been on the trail of the robbery gang since December 17, 2020 when the case happened and was reported.
The victim of the robbery operation, one Stephen Anyi, reported at Ifo police station that his house situated at Kajola Phase 2 area of Ifo was invaded at about 2:00 a.m. by a 7-man robbery gang who were armed with guns, cutlasses and axe.
He said they held him and his family hostage before dispossessing them of cash sum of N150,000, his laptop, phones, plasma television and his Toyota Highlander with registration number KJA 38 FZ which they used in carrying away the items.
Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Ifo, Adeniyi Adekunle, detailed his crack detectives to go after the robbers with the view to bring them to book within the shortest possible time.
The detectives who embarked on intelligence and technical investigation were able to trace the hoodlums to Mushin area of Lagos State where they were about to dispose the Toyota Highlander.
Four members of the were rounded up.
They are 24 years Ibrahim Arowolo; 18 years old Sowemimo Faruk; 23 years old Yusuf Azeez and 31 years old Yakubu Ibrahim.
On interrogation, they informed the police that it was the victim’s sales boy, Peter Okenu, who planned with the gang to rob his master.
They stated further that the sales boy who was in-charge of the victim’s shop at Sango met them and gave the description of his boss residence.
The sales boy was promptly arrested and he was said to have confessed to the commission of the crime.
Recovered from them are Toyota Highlander with registration number KJA 38 FZ, one locally made single barrel cut-to-size gun, one locally made double barrel pistol, 3 cutlasses and four different types of phones.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun who is full of praises for the display of vibrant intelligence investigation has directed that the case be transferred to the violent crime intervention unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
He also ordered that the remaining members of the gang be hunted for and apprehended within the shortest possible period.