A 29-year-old lady, Chioma Okafor and a 19-year-old male, Nweke Joshua have been arrested by personnel of the Ogun State Police Command.
According to Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesperson of the Command, the duo was arrested on Friday, November 25, 2022, while carrying out an armed robbery operation in the Adesan area, Mowe, Ogun State.
“The suspects were arrested following a distress call received at Mowe divisional headquarters at about 9:30 pm, that armed robbers had invaded a foodstuff shop, owned by one Johnson Nwokoro at Safari Junction Adesan and dispossessing the owner of the day’s sales.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO Mowe division, SP Folake Afeniforo, quickly mobilized the division’s patrol team and the so safe corps men to the scene where the two suspects were arrested.
“On searching them, it was discovered that they came to rob the shop with toy guns which looked perfectly like original pistols.
“On interrogation, the 19-year-old Nweke Joshua informed the police that it was Chioma Okafor who came up with the idea of carrying out the robbery operation in order for them to have some money.
“He stated further that it was Chioma who bought the two toy guns and gave him one to use for the operation.
“They went to the shop and pretended like customers but they suddenly brought out guns and ordered the shop owner to hand over all money in his possession to them.
“Luck ran against them when police and so safe corps men arrive at the scene before they would escape.”
The Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has directed the suspects to be transferred to the State criminal investigation department for discreet investigation.