Ogun State Police Command has arrested one Peter Okenu for masterminding the raiding of his boss on the 17th of December 2020.
The twenty-five (25) years-old Okenu 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 the day the case was reported.
The victim of the robbery operation, one Stephen Anyi reported at Ifo police station on the said date that his house situated at Kajola phase 2 area of Ifo was invaded around 2:00am by a seven (7) man robbery gang who were armed with guns, cutlasses and axe, held him and his family hostage before dispossessing them of cash sum of #150,000, his laptop, phones, plasma television and his Toyota highlander with registration number KJA 38 FZ which they used in carting away the robbed items.
Upon the report, the DPO Ifo, CSP 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 have since then, embarked on an intensive intelligence and technical investigation and were able to trace the hoodlums to Mushin area of Lagos State where they were about to dispose the Toyota highlander.
Caught red-handed, operatives rounded up four (4) members of the gang namely: Ibrahim Arowolo, 24-years, Sowemimo Faruk, 18-years, Yusuf Azeez, 23-years and Yakubu Ibrahim, 31-years.
Upon interrogation, they informed the police that it was the victim’s sale 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, hence the sales boy was promptly arrested.
Okenu who confessed to the commission of the crime said he was the one that invited and gave the gang his boss house description to go and rob him to make quick money.
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.