November 28, 2021


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Police arrest suspected armed robbers in Osun

Police in Osun State have arrested some armed robbery suspects at the Osu area on the Ilesha-Ife expressway.

The suspects, Godwin John, Saka Wasiu, Hammed Abiodun and Basiru Adepoju were paraded by the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Wale Olokode.

Olokode while reiterating his commitment to making the state a safe haven for residents urged residents to always provide useful information to police.

Olokode said Abiodun and John were arrested at the Osu area on Ilesha-Ife expressway while Wasiu and Adepoju were arrested for robbing residents in the Ido-Osun area of the state.

He said: “A gang of armed robbers armed with guns and other dangerous weapons invaded Ilesa-Ife expressway in Osu Area, attacked a commercial Toyota Picnic vehicle at gunpoint and dispossessed the passengers of their valuable properties such as handsets, Jewelries, cash sum of money and other valuables items.

“One of the armed robbers after robbing their victims, the following day, wore a Jean Jacket dispossessed the victim (driver) of, to a first generation bank, Lagere, Ile-Ife and unfortunately for him, the driver identified the robber and his cloth wore, alerted the police and two of the suspects were arrested,” Olokode said.

The CP said the suspects would be charged to court after the completion of the investigation. Olokode said criminals in the state would not go unpunished.