Men of the Ondo State Police Command have arrested four suspected robbers at two different locations in the state.
The Trumpet gathered that three of the robbers, AbdulRahim Mohammed, Victor Bright and Friday Emmanuel were nabbed in Owo Local Government Area of the state for snatching a boxer motorcycle and mobile phone. The leader of the gang, Bright, at the state police headquarters, confessed to the crime, saying the robbery was their first operation. Bright added that the stolen cell phones were sold for N130,000, adding that one member of the gang was on the run.
“I was arrested at Owo three weeks ago for snatching a boxer motorcycle. Last Friday, we were transferred to SCID. After my friends and I stole the bike from a commercial motorcyclist who is a Hausa man, we sold it to one man at Elegbeka. We also sold the phone we stole from the okada man to the same person. I told the okada man to carry me from Ikare junction to another location in Owo.
“On getting to an uncompleted building, I put a rope on his neck. When he was trying to struggle, the three others came out from where they were hiding. We overpowered him and collected the bike but we did not kill him.”
He said they were arrested after the phone was tracked to the person who bought it.
“We sold the bike and the phone for N130,000. The four of us shared the money. We have finished spending the money. I learned tailoring but at times I engage in bricklaying jobs. That was my first time engaging in a robbery operation.”
Also, the command paraded one Mohammed Sule, who was arrested at Shasha area of Akure for robbing some houses within the axis. Sule confessed that he used to storm the residence of his victims alone with a cutlass and a fake gun. He said he got to Akure last month from Kogi State and started robbing when he could not locate his sister he had planned to stay with.
Sule disclosed that he was sleeping in a mosque in Ogbese when he could not secure an apartment, but was later pursued from the mosque. He said he started stealing after finding it difficult to survive.
He said: “The very day I was caught; I had planned to raise money for business. I went to two houses and at one of them, I was attacked by a man in the house when he noticed that I was the only one. That was how I was arrested.”
The Ondo State Police Spokesperson, SP Funmi Odunlami, said the suspects would be charged to court after the conclusion of investigations.
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