A two-man gang, which specialised in drugging their victims before dispossessing them of their motorcycles, has been arrested by Ogun State Police Command.
They were arrested on August 10, 2020, according to the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi.
Oyeyemi said that the two suspects, Chidi Umeh, a 40-year-old man, and Obinna Onyebuchi (28) were apprehended when residents of Alanu area of Owode Yewa made a distress call to the Divisional Police Officer of Owode Egbado, that two men who drugged a motorcyclist were about taking his bike away.
The PPRO stated further that the DPO, SP Olabisi Elebute led the anti-robbery team to the scene where the two suspects were apprehended with the help of members of the public.
“On interrogation, Umeh, who came all the way from Nnewi in Anambra State, confessed to the commission of the crime,” Oyeyemi stated.
The suspect had explained that he was selling motorcycle parts in Nnewi and used to come to Owode area to snatch motorcycles from the owners, after drugging them through energy drink which he used to give his victims, pretending to be their friend.
The second suspect, Onyebuchi, also confirmed Umeh’s confession but said it was his first time of following him out to commit the crime.
Reporters At Large learnt that till the time of writing this report, the suspects’ latest victim was still sleeping in the hospital, as a result of the effect of the drug given to him.
The suspects also confessed to have taken up to four motorcycles from the owners at different times.
The PPRO said that the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Eleweran, in Abeokuta, for discreet investigation.