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Osun: Police Parades 10 Suspected Armed Robbers

By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Police Command, on Wednesday, paraded 10 suspected armed robbers who specialized in stealing of cars and motorcycles.
The suspects are: Oyewunmi Oyelakin, Adebayo Yemi, Adeyeye Opeyemi, Olawale Munirudeen, Sunday Ogbemudia, Lasisi Isiaka, Samuel Johnson and Isiaka Fatai.
It was gathered that two of them, whose name were no released, are teenage girls.
Briefing newsmen at the command headquarters in Osogbo, the Commissioner of Police, Mrs Abiodun Ige, said among the suspects are four-man robbery gang led by a 24 year-old Lakin  Oyewunmi, that specialized in stealing cars.
The CP said the Special Anti-robbery Squad arrested the suspects following reports from their victims.
According to her, “We have apprehended some suspected armed robbers who have been terrorising Osun for a quite a long time. We were able to trace their activities from 2018 and we were able to arrest all of them.
“Recovered from the suspects are 5 vehicles, mobile phones, laptops, wrist watches snatched from different locations, arms and ammunition.
“They stole all the items a man was preparing to use for his coronation. They go to people’s houses, snatched their vehicles, pack their belongings including phones, clothes, laptop among others.
“They were arrested one after the other. Some of them have been charged to court while these ones have been helping us get the others for about a month, two months. They will also be charged to court after we have concluded our investigations.
“We also arrested Lasisi Isiaka, another suspect who specializes in snatching of motorcycle from victims with dangerous weapon and Samuel Johnson and Isiaka Fatai who received the stolen motorcycles. 5 motorcycle was found in Samuel’s possession, 3 in Fatai’s possession. In total, we recovered 8 motorcycles from them.”
She said the police would not rest on its oars to ensure the state is crime free, saying that every effort to get criminals arrested and rid the state off criminals would be put in place.
One of the suspects, Oyewunmi who confessed to the crime said he was lured into the crime after being held in prison in place of his friend.
He said, “I formed the group in November 2018. We were arrested after our eighth operations. We normally sell off the valuables we stole. We specialize in stealing corolla cars and we sell at the rate of N500,000.
“I bought a gun we use for our operations and sometimes we also target where the Vigilantes keep their guns and go at their back to steal them. I was lured into this after a friend staying with me robbed a boutique and absconded.
“I was arrested in his place and taken to Ile-Ife prison. That was where I met a dealer who introduced me to stealing cars. He also promised to fly me out of the country. He has ran away.”

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