Police arrest sales boy for allegedly robbing his boss in Ogun

Police in Ogun state have arrested a 25-year-old sales boy, Peter Okenu for masterminding the robbing of his boss on the 17th of December, 2020.

The arrest was contained in a press release issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi,  in Abeokuta on Tuesday.

According to Oyeyemi, the suspects 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 17th of December 2020 when the case was reported.

The police spokesman further said that one of the victim of the robbery operation, one Stephen Anyi reported at Ifo Police station that his house situated at Kajola phase 2 area of Ifo was invaded at about 2:00am by a 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 N150,000.

He further said that his laptop, phones, plasma television and his Toyota highlander with registration number KJA 38 FZ was used in carrying 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 trace the hoodlums to Mushin area of Lagos state where they were about to sell the Toyota highlander and arrested four members of the gang, Ibrahim Arowolo, Sowemimo Faruk, Yusuf Azeez, and Yakubu Ibrahim.

On 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 and he has confessed to the crime.

Recovered from the suspects includes, a 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.

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