The men of the Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a woman, Chioma Okafor, and 19-year-old Nweke Joshua. As reported, the duo were arrested for allegedly robbing traders with toy guns in the state.
According to a statement issued by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi on Sunday, the suspects were arrested last week Friday during an operation at Adesan, Mowe, in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.
He said “Upon receiving the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer, Mowe Division, SP Folake Afeniforo, quickly mobilized the division’s patrol team and men of the Safe Corps to the scene where the two suspects were arrested.”
“On searching them, it was discovered that they came to rob the shop with toy guns which looked perfectly like original pistols. On interrogation, 19-year-old Nweke Joshua informed the police that it was Chioma Okafor who came up with the idea of carrying out the robbery operation in order for them to have some money.”
Oyeyemi further noted that the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.