A 25-years-old identified as Peter Okenu has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police command for conspiring with men of the underworld to rob his employer at gun point.
His employer Stephen Anyi, was robbed at gun point in his Kajola Phase 2 residence in Ifo, Ogun State by a gang of Mushin-based armed robbers in Lagos.
According to reports, the victim’s 25-year-old sales boy, Peter Okenu, sold his Master’s dummy to the robbers who invaded his abode at about 2:00am on December 17, 2020.
Numbering seven, the gang, armed with such dangerous weapons as guns, cutlasses and axe, held Peter’s employer and his family members hostage before dispossessing them of a cash sum of #150,000, his laptop, phones, Plasma Television set and his Toyota Highlander Jeep, marked: KJA 38 FZ, with which they made away with the robbed items.
The victim consequently lodged a complaint at the Ifo Police Divisional headquarters, following which the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP Adeniyi Adekunle, detailed his crack detectives to go after the robbers with the view to bringing them to book within the shortest possible time.
Their efforts however, paid off as four members of the criminal gang were arrested who later named the sales boy as their pointer. They are: Ibrahim Arowolo (m) 24, Sowemimo Faruk (m), 18yrs, Yusuf Azeez (m) 23 years and Yakubu Ibrahim (m), 31years.
Items recovered from the suspects, according to the police, are the Toyota Highlander Jeep, one locally made single barrel cut-to-size gun, one locally made double barrel pistol, three cutlasses and four different types of phones.
The case has been transferred to Violent Crime Intervention Unit (VCIU) of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for discreet investigation.