Robbers Attack DPO, Escape With Her Phone

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The Divisional Police Officer of Alausa, CSP Abaniwonda Tokunbo, has been attacked by some suspected armed robbers at the Otedola Bridge in the state metropolis. It was learnt that the DPO was on sting operation to the bridge when the armed robbers suddenly emerge from nowhere and attacked her.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), SP Benjamin Hundeyin in a statement yesterday said on April 9, 2024 at about 11pm while on sting operation to Otedola Bridge, Alausa, Ike- ja, three members of a gang of armed robbers surfaced and suddenly attacked her with cutlass and other dan- gerous weapons.

Hundeyin said after the dastardly act, the hoodlums ran away to unknown destination. He said: “On April 13, they were tracked to their hiding at a Hotel, Akute, Ajuwon area of Ogun State upon receipt of the information, the anti-crime team of the division then moved swiftly to the hotel where the ring leader, one Tochuckwu Nonso 29, alias ‘Thug life’ in company of one Chidera Christopher 25, were arrested and immediately brought down to the station for further investigation with the exhibits found on them.”

During investigation it was revealed that the sus- pects forcefully snatched the Samsung S22 phone from the DPO and then used machete on her on the back before escaping. Further efforts led to the arrest of one Richard Etim 25, in different part of the state. Hundeyin however said the ring leader of the gang have been robbing on Otedola Bridge for over five years, but changes his gang members every now and then to avoid arrest.

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