So-Safe apprehends robbery kingpin, recovers 4 riffles in Ogun - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Thursday, July 13, 2023

So-Safe apprehends robbery kingpin, recovers 4 riffles in Ogun

The Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps, also known as So-Safe Corps said it has arrested 32-year old Obani Desmond described as a notorious robbery kingpin at Ayo Ogunbanwo Street, Abule Iroko in Ado-Odo/Ota local government while trying to burgle a house.

This was contained in a statement issued from the Office of the State Commander of the Corps, Commander (Dr) Soji Ganzallo through the office of the Director of Information and Public Relations of the Corps, Assistant Commander Moruf Yusuf.

The statement disclosed that at about 1am on Wednesday, 12th July, 2023, the officers of the Corps on routine patrol while acting on information caught the 32-year-old Obani Desmond, who is a  resident of 25, Agunbiade Street, Orija, Abule Iroko while trying to burgle into a building at 2, Ayo Ogunbanwo Street, Abule-Iroko in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area. 

The corps said that the alleged robbery kingpin had escaped arrest on several occasions but nemesis caught up with him on this fateful day despite trying to escape again from the scene of the crime.

The Corps Commander, Ganzallo noted that acting on his instruction that the So-Safe team that caught the suspected robber led by the Divisional Officer, Akinrele Adetayo should be diligent in their investigation, Desmond during investigation confessed to have been where he was caught to rob residents of their jweleries and that was why he allegedly wasn't having any gun on him.

Desmond was allegedly said to have promised to show the So-Safe Corps where he kept the arms and then took the officers to his house but his wife, one Mrs Simbi Temitope Desmond was alleged to have hidden three out of the four arms (1 single and 2 double locally made pistols) and kept them in the nearby room, with one(1)12 rounds pistol found in his room. The total arms recovered according to the security agents were four with live ammunition and catridges. 

The robbery kingpin was equally said to have allegedly confessed to have taken part in a number of deadly attacks both in Ogun and in Lagos States pleading that the Corps would get the remaining hints of their successful attacks from one Mr Jeje, whom he said has the custody of the AK47 their team use to operate.

Meanwhile, the So-Safe Corps Commander, Ganzallo has given the Agbado/Oke Aro/Ibaragun Area Commander of the Corps, ACC Olaiya Akeem   a marching order to work with the Nigeria Police Force in the axis to bring the rest culprits to book. 

The suspect and the recovered exhibit had been transfered to the the Nigeria Police Force, Agbado Divisional Police Headquarter for further investigation and likely prosecution.

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