An armed robber reportedly stabbed a policeman, Peter Olajide, in the hand to escape with a stolen Toyota car in Ogere, Remo-North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Four members of the gang were said to have snatched the car from the owner in Lagos State and took it to Ogere on Thursday before the policemen chased them and arrested one of them.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this on Monday in a statement.
Oyeyemi said three of the robbers escaped while one Daniel Sunday was arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command.
According to him, the suspect was arrested with a Toyota Camry he confessed to have snatched in Lagos.
He said, “The suspect was arrested following information received by the policemen attached to Ogere division that four men were sighted around the Agunwarogo area of Ogere and their movement was suspicious.
“Upon the information, the DPO of the Ogere division, Abiodun Ayinde, led detectives to the place where the four men were seen with a Toyota Camry with number plate, AAA 212 GJ.
“The suspects fled immediately they sighted the policemen but, they were hotly chased by the team and one of them was eventually arrested after he injured a policeman, Peter Olajide.”
The PPRO added that when the vehicle was searched, the vehicle licence bearing the phone number of the owner was found.
He said, “A call was subsequently placed to the number and one Mrs Phelomina, the owner of the car, confirmed that the car was snatched in Ikoyi Lagos at gunpoint.”