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Police arrest robber who dresses as officer to operate

The Ekiti State Police Command have arrested two suspected robbers who are notorious for operating in Delta state.

Police Commissioner, Dare Ogundare, said one of the suspects impersonates a police officer during their operation and they came into Ekiti from Delta State where they had been perpetrating their heinous crimes.

He disclosed that men of the Anti-Vehicle Theft Section of the Command recovered a minibus, which was allegedly stolen from Delta state.

A statement issued on Thursday by the Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, said that the duo, Asimiyu and Oyewunmi, were arrested in Ado Ekiti following a tip-off.

He said; “Investigation revealed that one of the suspects, Asimiyu, has in his possession some police kits and accoutrements and had been impersonating a police officer in Delta State.

“The AVTS of Ekiti State Police Command, on March 31, 2023, received a credible tip-off that two suspected robbers were sighted around Agric-Olope area of Ado Ekiti driving a Suzuki mini bus popularly known as Akoto.

“Upon receipt of the information, the AVTS operatives swung into action, mobilised to the area and arrested Asimiyu and Oyewunmi.

“During the investigation, it was revealed that the two suspects came from Delta State, where they have been perpetrating their criminal activities.

“They had come to Ekiti State with the plan to continue their heinous crimes. It was also discovered that the vehicle found with them was a bus that the Delta State Police Command had reported as stolen.

The commissioner, who said that the arrested suspects would be handed over to Delta State Police Command for further investigation, lauded the support and cooperation of the members of the public in giving credible and timely information to police to effect their arrest.

Ogundare, however, implored Ekiti residents “to be security conscious and report any suspicious person or group of persons found in their environs to the nearest police station for necessary actions.”