70-yr-old woman, son, two others arrested for robbery in Ogun


A 70-year-old woman, her son and two others have been arrested by the Ogun State Command of Nigeria Police for alleged armed robbery in Abeokuta, the state capital.

The woman, Moninola Lateef was arrested along with the gang members for allegedly assisting his 35-year-old son, Modiu Lateef who sustained gunshot injuries during an operation, to get treatment from a herbalist.

The 70-year-old woman and the gang of suspected armed robbers were said to have been terrorising Abeokuta, for some time before they were arrested by SARS operatives last week Tuesday

Speaking with newsmen in Abeokuta, the Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) for Ogun Command, Muyiwa Adejobi said that Modiu Lateef, 35; Wale Okukenu, 30 and; 28-year-old Fatai Osho had been on the wanted list of the police and were eventually tracked down by the men of SARS.

Adejobi said that a locally made pistol was recovered from the members of the robbery gang.

Furthermore, he said that the septuagenarian Moninola Lateef, who is the mother to one of the suspects, Modiu Lateef was arrested along with the robbery suspects for allegedly taking her son to a herbalist for treatment to extract the bullets and pellets lodged in his body when he was shot during a robbery operation.

Adejobi added that the 70-year-old woman would soon be charged along with the three robbery suspects to court.

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