By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Two members of an armed robbery gang who robbed pastor Godwin Ojerinde of God’s Will Praying Ground Siun at Obafemi Owode local government area were apprehended by operatives of Ogun state police command.
The two suspects, Oshilaru Bidoun ‘m’ and Tolulope Oluwafemi ‘f’ with three other gang members broke into the pastor’s house at about 3:15 am on 9th February 2021, armed with guns and other dangerous weapons.
The hoodlums held the pastor and his family hostage, ransacked the house, and dispossessed them of one pathfinder jeep with registration number WDE-38-MM, one Samsung A20 handset and one infinix hot note handset.
On receiving the information, the DPO Owode-Egba division, CSP Mathew Ediae and his crack detectives embarked on an intensive technical and intelligence-based investigation in order to unravel those responsible for the heinous crime.
After weeks of painstaking investigation, the duo of OShilaru Biodun and Tolulope Oluwafemi were apprehended based on a tipoff.
On interrogation, they both confessed to being parts of the robbery syndicate.
They confessed further that the pathfinder jeep has been sold to someone in Ogere, Ogun State and that the vehicle is on its way to the Northern part of the Country.
The detectives quickly started tracing the vehicle, and it was eventually recovered in Mokwa, Niger State.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the State criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
He also directed that efforts should be intensified to bring the fleeing members of the gang to book.