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Taofeek, A Notorious Armed Robber, Caught In Ogun State After A Failed Robbery Operation

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Items recovered from Taofeek

Police Operatives from the Onipanu Division of the Ogun State Police Command, have arrested a notorious armed robber, identified only as Taofeek. He was arrested when his gang members allegedly shot at a bike rider in an attempt to snatch his motorcycle.


According to information gathered from (Nigerian Tribune), the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the Police Division, prompting CSP Baba Maiyaki, the Divisional Police Officer, to lead his men to the scene where Taofeek’s gang was trying to dispossess one Onwubiko Jeremiah of his Bajaj motorcycle.

In a statement issued by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, Metro gathered that the gang shot at the rider when he resisted the attempt, but he was lucky that the bullet did not hit him.

(Nigerian Tribune) reports that the PPRO stated that immediately the robbery gang members saw policemen approaching, they took to their heels, but Taofeek was arrested while others escaped.

It was gathered that a double-barrel short gun and live cartridges were recovered from him.

Oyeyemi added that the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ilyasu, had directed that the suspect be transferred to the anti-robbery section at Eleweran in Abeokuta for further investigations, while efforts should also be made towards fishing out the fleeing hoodlums.


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