The police in Ogun State have arrested three suspected members of a syndicate alleged to have robbed a hospital in Ibafo, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state.
Police gave the names of the suspects as Folarin Azeez, 25; Temitope Bolariwa, 24 and Kolade Ahmed, 30, with others at large.
They were said to have allegedly attacked the hospital located at riverside, Omolaja Odunbaku Street, Oremeji on December 7.
The suspects allegedly dispossessed patients of their belongings and escaped through the bush before the policemen from Ibafo Division arrived at the scene.
An eyewitness said that during investigation, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), SP Abiodun Ayinde, received intelligence report that the hoodlums were hiding at Shimawa and he moved his men to the area on December 12.
Confirming the incident, Ogun Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said three of the suspected robbers were arrested and 12 phones and wristwatches belonging to some of the victims were recovered.
He said the command received information that the syndicate had carried out robberies in Osun State.
“The Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for investigation into their activities. He warned that anyone who comes to Ogun State with the intention to perpetrate any crime will have himself/herself to blame, as the command is ready to take the battle to the doorsteps of criminals,” Oyeyemi disclosed.


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