By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
A suspected armed robber, Bolanle Ojomu was on Friday arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command while carrying out a robbery operation at Ilese Ijebu.
The suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the police in Ilese ijebu divisional headquarters at about 12:30am that armed robbers were terrorizing residents of Silva Estate Odomalasa area of Ilese Ijebu.
Upon the distress call, the DPO Ilese Ijebu Division, Amuda Bolaji quickly mobilized his patrol team and moved to the scene.
The hoodlums on sighting the policemen took to flight immediately, but were hotly chased and one of them was apprehended with the assistance of members of the community, while others escaped.
Recovered from the arrested suspect is one locally-made gun with one live cartridge.
Meanwhile, the acting Commissioner of Police Abiodun Alamutu has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
He also directed a massive manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang with the view of bringing them to justice.