Adetutu Sobowale & Aminat Gusanu
Nemesis has caught up with three members of a robbery syndicate who had invaded the phone market known as Tarmac in Abeokuta on the 12th of April 2023.
The suspects, Ajayi Kayode, Habeeb Idowu, and Temitayo Oresanya, were apprehended in the Abule Ake area of Kemta.
According to the statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the arrest was made following a tip-off received by policemen attached to the Kemta divisional headquarters.
Oyeyemi said the DPO Kemta division, CSP Adeniyi Adekunle, mobilized his men and moved to the scene where the three suspects were apprehended.
He added that two of the suspects have confessed their participation in the robbery incident, while the third, Oresanya, affirmed to be a member of the same cult group with them, claimed that he didn’t participate in the robbery.
“The suspects, Ajayi Kayode, Habeeb Idowu, and Temitayo Oresanya were arrested, following information received by policemen attached to Kemta divisional headquarters that the suspects have been hibernating at Abule Ake area of Kemta for quite some time now to evade Police arrest.
“Upon the information, the DPO Kemta division, CSP Adeniyi Adekunle, mobilized his men and moved to the scene where the three suspects were apprehended.
“Two of the suspects have confessed their participation in the robbery incident, while the third one Temitayo Oresanya, though affirmed to be a member of the same cult group with them, claimed that he didn’t participate in the robbery.
“He stated further that Ajayi Kayode and Habeeb Idowu came to his house at Abule Ake to hide from the police after their robbery escapade.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Olanrewaju Oladimeji, commended members of the public for their cooperation in giving useful information to the police.
Oladimeji has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.
He also directed that the remaining members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to justice.
PLATFORM Times Recalled that on the 22nd of April, 2023, there was chaos when a group of armed men, believed to be robbers, attacked a phone market known as Computer Village in Abeokuta.
During the attack, one trader was killed. The gang, consisting of eight men, targeted the market where phones and accessories were sold and repaired in the Oke-Ilewo area of the State capital.
The robbers fired gunshots, causing people to flee in panic during the daytime.
However, the traders later gathered courage, pursued the attackers, and managed to apprehend one of them.
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