By Michael Ofulue
Osun State Police Command has paraded 11 suspected criminals arrested for armed robbery, stealing, car theft, among others.
Parading the suspects before newsmen at the police headquarters in Osogbo, the Commissioner of Police, Kehinde Longe said the suspects were apprehended in various locations across the state.
The CP explained, “On July 9, 2023 at about 9:30am, upon information received, an armed robbery gang suspected to be terrorizing motorists along Aba-Ede junction of Osu/Ile-Ife Highway in the night, were engaged by the policemen from Osu Division.
During the process, one of the suspects Obinna Chibuzo from Abia State was arrested with two bags containing one locally made double barrel pistol, one English pistol, one phone, some cloths and foot wears, while the remaining gang members escaped into the bush with bullet wounds.”
He stated that during investigation carried out by detectives of the Anti-Kidnapping Squad, other members of the armed robbery syndicate were arrested at their various hideouts.
Also, on May 11, 2023 at about 7:30pm, Longe said a complainant reported that he was attacked by a three-man gang fully armed with guns and other dangerous weapons at his residence.
He disclosed that the hoodlums ambushed the victim in his resident and dispossessed him of his valuables such as Phones, jewelry two cars, a 2009 Toyota Camry and 2010 model valued at N12,465,700, while the suspects also carted away other personal documents.
He said, “Intelligence gathering led the detectives of the Anti-kidnapping squad of this command to Ilorin where the duo of the receivers; Abdulwasiu Jato and Kolawole Iwalaye were arrested while in possession of the said 2009 Toyota Muzzle Camry model, property of the complainant and another 2012 Toyota Corolla model which was also stolen vehicle.