The Nigerian police force took to custody a herbalist and five other suspected armed robbers in Ogun state.
The suspects identified as Sukanmi Ogundimu, Tosin Adebanjo, Toheeb Ogundare, Ahmed Oloyede, Emmanuel Ogunshina aka Emma SARS and Adebisi Remilekun, were accused of performing a midnight attack against one Alfa Rifhat Ashraf, who was injured and left with machete cuts all over her.
Abimbola Oyeyemi who happens to be the spokesman for the Ogun state police command confirmed the incident saying the suspects committed the crime on January 21, 2020 at No 1, Akorede Estate, Olomoore behind Crescent University, Abeokuta. They reportedly dispossessed Ashraf and his wife of five different types of mobile phones, one laptop, N60,000 and other valuables.
Abimbola Oyeyemi said;
“The suspects, according to the victims, invaded their house in the midnight, armed with cutlass, and inflicted various degrees of injury on Alfa Rifhat Ashraf after which they dispossessed him and his wife of five different types of handsets, one laptop, cash sum of N60,000 and other valuables.
“On receiving the report, the Commissioner of Police gave a marching order to the DPO, Lafenwa Division, CSP Muraina Ayilara, to go after the hoodlums and bring them to justice.
“In compliance with the CP’s directive, the DPO and his operatives commenced intelligence and technical investigation of the case which led to the arrest of one member of the gang.
“The arrested gang member led the operatives to the house of a herbalist at Olomoore area of Abeokuta which serves as hideout to the gang.
“On getting there, the place was cordoned off but surprisingly the hoodlums attacked the police with cutlass, consequent upon which one of them was shot, and five others arrested, along with the herbalist.
“Recovered from them are: one laptop, five different types of handsets, one cutlass and charms. The gang leader, who is popularly known as ‘AK,’ escaped and a serious manhunt has been launched to effect his arrest.”
He also went further by saying the state Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for discreet investigation.