The Ogun State Police Command have arrested three robbery syndicate who specialised in snatching motorcycles from owners while pretending to be passengers.
The robbery syndicate identified as Daniel Akapo, 27 years, Idowu Ajao Sunday, 20 years and Dare Olusegun 24 years at Oke Erigba village, Ago Iwoye town of the state.
The Ogun state police spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi said in a statement that they are specialised in snatching motorcycle.
Oyeyemi said further that the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime.
“The motorcyclist said the two suspects suddenly stopped him along the road, and told him that they were not going again.
“They pretended as if they wanted to give him money only to bring out powdered grinded pepper and rubbed it on the eyes of the rider, with the view to snatch the motorcycle from him.
“While he was struggling with them, a battle axe fell down from the suspects’ bag, which the victim picked to attack them back.
“While the struggling was going on, the DPO Ago Iwoye division, SP Noah Adekanye, arrived at the scene with his men and some OPC men.
“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums took to their heels but they were hotly chased and the duo of Daniel Akapo and Idowu Ajao Sunday were apprehended.
“On interrogation, they confessed to the commission of the crime, and they informed the police that, it was one Dare Olusegun who asked them to go and snatch motorcycle with the promise that he will help them to sell it somewhere in Ibadan.
“Their confession led to the arrest of the said Dare Olusegun, who also corroborated the statement of the two arrested suspects,” he said.