Ogun State Police Command has apprehended a suspected armed robber, who operates using Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) uniform.
The spokesperson of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement issued in Abeokuta, the capital city on Tuesday said the suspect was arrested on Friday in Ayetoro, Ayetoro council area, following a complaint by some students of Ayetoro campus of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) that they were robbed on Thursday at gunpoint by a man in NSCDC uniform.
Mr Oyeyemi mentioned that the suspect broke into the students’ apartment and carted away their phones and laptops.
He however, said that following the compliant, some detectives were detailed to go after the suspect and he was arrested.
He added that “On getting to the hideout in an uncompleted building, the police found a bag containing six phones, one laptop, a pair of NSCDC uniform and a locally-made pistol.
“The detectives, thereafter, mounted surveillance in the area and at about 5 p.m., the suspect sneaked into the building and moved straight to where the bag was kept.
“He was quickly rounded up and two other stolen phones and a wristwatch were found on him. He was, thereafter, taken to the police station.
“The complainants, who returned to the police station on Friday (Feb. 5), identified him as the person who robbed them.
“Investigations further revealed that the suspect stole a pair of NSCDC uniform from a parked Toyota Camry car, belonging to an officer of the corps in December 2020 and, thereafter, set the car ablaze.
“The NSCDC officer has also identified the uniform as his own,” Mr Oyeyemi said.
He also said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Edward Ajogun, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department for investigation and prompt prosecution