An armed robbery suspect, Adeolu Bankole, of Idagba Quarters, Ayetoro has been arrested by the operatives of the Ogun State Police Command.
The suspect, who had been using the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps uniform to carry out his robbery operation, was apprehended on February 5, 2021.
This followed a complaint by some students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ayetoro Campus, who reported at Ayetoro Police Area Command that they were robbed of their belonging at gunpoint by an armed robber, who broke into their apartment, dressed in NSCDC uniform.
They said they were dispossessed of their phones and laptop.
Upon the report, the Area Commander, Ayetoro, ACP Anthony Haruna, detailed his detectives to go after the hoodlum.
After hours of painstaking investigation, the detectives received information about the hideout of the suspect.
On getting there, a bag containing six phones, one laptop, a pair of NSCDC uniform and a locally made pistol were found.
Upon the discovery, the detectives mounted surveillance in the area and at about 5pm, Bankole sneaked into the uncompleted building, which is the hideout, and moved straight to where the bag was kept.
He was quickly rounded up and brought to the station.
Two other stolen phones and a wrist watch were also found on him.
The complainants were sent for and they all identified him as the person who robbed them.
The spokesman of the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said investigation further revealed that Bankole stole the pair of NSCDC uniform from a parked Toyota Camry belonging to an officer of the Corps in December 2020 and thereafter set the car ablaze.
The officer has also identified the uniform as his own.
The Commissioner of Police, Edward A. Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.