Operation Puff Adder: Zone XI, Osogbo nabs criminal receivers, recovers items

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The Zonal Operations Puff Adder, Zone XI, Osogbo, in furtherance of the mandate of the Inspector-General of Police to clamp down on criminal elements in Ondo, Osun and Oyo States has arrested three suspects whose stock-in-trade until their arrest was to fraternize with notorious armed robbery gang from which they received stolen items.

Arrest of the suspects at Sabo area, Ibadan, Oyo State and Osogbo, Osun State followed a petition by a victim who was attacked in his house in Ore, Ondo State by a notorious, dare-devil armed robbery gang sometimes in May, 2019. The armed hoodlums broke into the victim’s premises at 02:20am and dispossessed him of his valuables including a Toyota Corolla Saloon car 2010 model, electronics such as plasma TV sets,  phones, jewellery and other items at gun point.

The suspects who confessed to the crime are: (i) Mohammed Umar Sani ‘m’ aged 20 (ii) Awal Ali ‘m’ aged 19 and (iii) and Waheed Akanmu ‘m’ aged 29.

Stolen items recovered from the suspects include: two plasma TV sets, eight assorted phones, two laptop computers, and a gold ring all belonging to various victims.

While Mohammed Umar Sani and Awal Ali were arrested in their criminal hideouts at Sabo, Ibadan, Waheed Akanmu was nabbed in Osogbo, Osun State.

Commending the Operation Puff Adder team led by its Commander, SP Ayoola Olawala, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone XI, Osogbo, Adeleye Oyebade, mni, charged them to continue to dislodge criminal elements in the entire zone.

The AIG expressed appreciation to members of the public, and the media for their support, assuring that the zone had further reviewed its security strategies and rejigged all investigation and operational units to enable them brace up to the enormous challenges of fighting heinous crimes in the zone.

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