BREAKING: 'Tope Alabi' Held Hostage, Dispossessed Of Huge Money By Suspected Armed Robbers In Ogun - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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BREAKING: 'Tope Alabi' Held Hostage, Dispossessed Of Huge Money By Suspected Armed Robbers In Ogun

The three suspects


ABEOKUTA - The Ogun State Police Command said it has arrested three suspected armed robbers who held hostage, a shop owner, Tope Alabi and dispossessed her of huge amount of money at Atan Ota area of Ogun state.


The Police said, the suspects, Anu Ibikunle 32years, Rasheed Bisiriyu 22 years and Adebowale Dada 25 years were arrested following a distress call received at Atan Ota divisional police headquarters that some men invaded a provision and drinks shop at Oke Ore area, and the owner, one Tope Alabi has been held hostage.


The police in a press statement issued in Abeokuta by the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi on Sunday said, upon the distress call, the DPO Atan Ota division, CSP Abolade Oladigbolu, mobilized his men and moved to the scene. 


Oyeyemi explained that, on sighting the policemen, the hoodlums, who first attacked the policemen later took to their heels having realized the determination of the policemen to subdue them.


He stressed that, they were hotly chased and the three of them were subsequently apprehended.


Recovered from them are; one locally made pistol, two live cartridges and assorted dangerous charms.


Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. 


The CP also appealed to members of the public to always inform the police on time whenever they noticed any distress situation. 

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