Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command on June 20, 2019 arrested two suspected members of a syndicate who specialise in robbing people of money withdrawn from Automated Teller Machines.
Their mode of operations, according to the police, is to lurk around banks observing those who will withdraw substantial amounts of money and trace such persons with their standby motorcycle to a convenient area for them to rob him/her.
Luck however ran against them when the Area Commander of Ota, Assistant Commissioner of Police Monday Agbonika, who was on routine patrol with the men of the Operation PUFF ADDER sighted the three men on a Bajaj motorcycle around the First Bank area in Ota.
The Area Commander, who suspected their movement and outlook, asked his men to intercept and search them.
Having realized that the policemen were after them, they all jumped off the motorcycle and took to their heels, but they were hotly chased and two amongst them were apprehended, while the third one escaped.
The arrested ones are Ebenezer Olubukola, 30, and Olajide Oladejo, 29.
Recovered from them were one locally made pistol with five live cartridges and a Bajaj motorcycle with registration number AKM 490 WT.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner, Ogun State Police Command, Bashir Makama, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to Special Anti-Robbery Squad for discreet investigation.
Makama equally ordered a serious manhunt for the fleeing member of the gang with the view of getting him arrested within the shortest possible time.