3 Police Officers Dismissed Over Alleged Involvement In Armed Robbery

Three police officers has been dismissed  by the Ogun State Police Command for their alleged involvement in armed robbery around Ijebu-Ode robbing a Tai Solarin Student of over Three Hundred Thousand Naira on Jan 12, 2024. 

The dismissed officers are Inspector Taiwo Kolawole with Force Number AP/No 341113, Inspector John Ogbe with Force Number AP/No 309292 and Cpl Idowu Sunday with Force Number 513707. 

All the officers were attached to Ijebu-Ife Division, in Ijebu East Local Government Area of the state.


On 12/01/2024, at about 0845hrs, one Kashimao Emmanuel ‘m’ of TASUED Ijebu-Ode, reported at the station that while he was driving in his Toyota Venza car, with Reg No. LSD 813 EX brown in colour, that he came across a gang of four armed men and one of them was putting on a Police round neck camouflage, while 3 others were on mufti.

They demanded for his phone, which he calmly declined. In the process, one of them fired a shot into the air and that was when he complied.

They entered into his car and took him away towards Sagamu expressway, on getting to Ososa, they made a u-turn to Ijebu-Ode, where a sum of three hundred and twelve thousand naira was forcefully transferred from his account to an Opay account no. 9097829766.

Upon the receipt of the report, the DPO quickly made a call to the Opay account number where it was discovered that the Opay account number belongs to a POS operator in Ijebu-ode.

The DPO then gave instruction that on no account should the POS operator give out the money transferred to him to anyone who comes for it. Moreso, the operator should tactically delay anyone who comes for the money pending his arrival.

On getting to the POS shop at Ibadan garage, one Force No 513707 Cpl Idowu Sunday attached to Ijebu-Ife was met waiting to cash the money and was promptly arrested.

While taking him to the station, he sighted his accomplices, namely AP/No 341113 Inspector Taiwo Kolawole, AP/No 309292 Inspector John Ogbe both were attached Ijebu-Ife division, and one civilian, Adesiyan Mathew who happened to be the driver was also arrested.

In the course of investigation, two other complainants who were victims at various times came forward and identified them to have earlier robbed them of their belongings in the same manner.

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