Two members of Ogun royal family arrested for Armed Robbery
Two members of one of the ruling royal families in Ogun State suspected to be armed robbers met their waterloo last Sunday when men of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, in Ogun State intercepted them with blood-stained jeep that was recently robbed in Lagos.
Nemesis caught up with the two suspects identified as, Ademola Adeniyi and Ajayi Adesina after they allegedly offered the sum of N500,000 to the customs officers to evade arrest shortly after a robbery operation at 5am. Their attempts were however rebuffed by the men of the Customs who insisted that they must face the music.
The Comptroller of Customs in the state,Akande Bamidele who paraded the suspects before handing them over to police said Adesina was initially arrested with Acura MDX with no number plate and later his colleague in crime, Ademola, was also nabbed with one Passat marked, Abuja KWL 560 AA, in Ewekoro Local Government area of Ogun State.
Addressing newsmen shortly before the display of 406 cartons of frozen poultry products worth three million naira, the comptroller said Ajayi was initially arrested with the blood-stained Acura and he later called his alleged ring leader, Ademola on phone to rescue him.
The Customs boss further disclosed that the second suspect, Ademola later arrived the scene in a lemon-green Passat and begged the custom officers to release his colleague in crime and then offered them bribe. According to him, the suspects who were later handed over to the police in the state made confessional statements confirming that they robbed at gun point at Bariga in Lagos that Sunday.
“On close examination, we discovered that they are hardened criminals, we saw human blood on the Acura and we have every reason to suspect that the other car brought by Adeniyi was stolen,that is why we are handing the case over to the police.
While receiving the suspects on behalf of the police state command, the Head of Ogun Police Command state Criminal Investigations Department, Mr. Fola Ogunkoya promised to investigate the case and subsequently charge them to court after completion.
Meanwhile, the state command of Nigeria Customs service has impounded no fewer than 406 cartons of frozen food at Idi-Iroko and Imeko-Afon axis of the state. According to Akande, the Custom boss, our drive is to plug all points of entry of these hazardous and banned product in its intensity and we shall not relent in order to safeguard the health of the nation and its citizens.
“Only last two weeks, 374 cartons of these frozen poultry valued at N1,383,000 were seized at Idi-Iroko axis and last week, 406 carton of these same items valued at N1,827,000 were seized along Idi-roko-Imeko axis”, Akande said.
source Nigerian Vanguard