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Police Arrest Robber In Civil Defence Uniform



Adeolu Bankole
The suspect, Adeolu Bankole

Ganiyat Ganiyu

An armed robbery suspect, Adeolu Bankole has been arrested by the operatives of the Ogun State Police Command.

The suspect, who had been using Civil Defense Corp uniform to carry out his robbery operation was apprehended on February 5, following a complaint by some students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ayetoro campus who reported at Ayetoro area Command that they were robbed of their belonging at gunpoint by an armed robber, who broke into their apartment, dressed in Civil Defense uniform.

Upon the report, the area Commander Ayetoro, Anthony Haruna, detailed his detectives to go after the hoodlum.

After hours of painstaking investigation, the detectives received information about the hideout of the suspect.

On getting there, a bag containing six phones, one laptop, a pair of civil defense uniform, and a locally made pistol was found.

Upon the discovery, the detectives mounted surveillance in the area and at about 5 pm, the suspect sneaked into the uncompleted building.

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A statement from the command said the suspect was rounded up and brought to the station.

The statement said investigation further revealed that the suspect stole the pair of Civil defense uniform from a parked Toyota Camry belonging to an officer of the corp in December 2020, and thereafter set the car ablaze.

The officer has also identified the uniform as his own.

The Commissioner of Police, Edward A. Ajogun had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.



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