The Osun State Police Command on Monday publicly presented several suspects apprehended for diverse criminal activities within the state, emphasizing a zero-tolerance stance towards such behaviors across all regions of the state. Addressing journalists during the parade, the Deputy Commissioner of Police for the state, Hope Okafor, disclosed that the suspects had been detained for offenses spanning from armed robbery to involvement in cultism and conspiracy.
Providing specifics regarding the crimes perpetrated by the suspects, the police chief stated that a group comprising eight armed robbers, armed with weapons, raided a household in Erin-Ijesa. During the robbery, they absconded with a Toyota Highlander Jeep, electronic devices, eight bags of dry cocoa beans, and personal belongings of the victims. Additionally, the police recovered the stolen vehicles. Further, two individuals, Seyi Ojo and Kamorudeen Quadri, were apprehended in relation to the aforementioned incident, subsequently leading to the arrest of six additional suspects.
Also paraded were Adejumo Boluwatife, Adisa Lateef, Gbolahan Oladipupo, and Adeagbo Musibau for their involvement in an illegal society that terrorised the people of Idi-Omo, Osogbo, the state capital. Additionally, Okafor paraded Temitope Oke, Wasiu Hammed, Olamilekan Yusuff, and Julius Wuraola, who were members of an inter-state vehicle theft gang that typically dressed as auto mechanics in order to steal cars. Related News Twelve suspected armed robbers were arrested in Ogun border communities; Bauchi police arrest six suspected armed robbers; Osun CP parades suspected armed robbers.
“On February 7, 2024, at about 1 a.m., a team of anti-kidnapping operatives upon receiving credible intelligence, intercepted a four-man gang of suspected car theft syndicate along Osunjela Ilesha Road, en route Kabba, Kogi State to sell stolen cars.