Ogun State Police Command has arrested suspected armed robbers, who allegedly robbed and raped patients and nurses at a private hospital in Ijebu-Ode.
The suspects were also said to have been responsible for the killing of one Alayande Oladipupo after dispossessing him of his belongings in Ijebu-Ode.
According to Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, no fewer than 10 armed robbers had been arrested in Ijebu-Ode for the two incidents.
Adejobi said that the command made the arrest while acting on a tip-off that the armed men, who had been terrorizing Ijebu-Ode and its environ, were sighted at Molipa-Ikanga area in Ijebu-Ode about 5:30p.m. on Saturday.
“The police operatives attached to Igbeba Division of the command swung into action immediately the information got to them and rushed to the said area where the suspected armed robbers opened fire on the police operatives, who responded with heavy fire power before eight of them were arrested,” a statement by Adejobi read.
“These suspects have been identified as the killers of one Alayande Oladipo, who was shot dead in Ijebu-Ode on August 25 and those responsible for the robbery and rape cases at a hospital in Ijebu-Ode.
“The suspects had robbed patients and staff of the said hospital and raped some of them during their operation at the hospital.”