The Oyo State Police Command has announced the arrest of suspected armed robbers that have been terrorizing Ibadan residents for a while.
The announcement was made by Oyo Police Commissioner, Ngozi Onadeko who had the three suspects paraded and shared their names; Akeem Ishola, Mutahiru Animasaun and Sherriff Salawu, with the press.
She also shared with the press how they had invaded the home of an Oke-Seni resident on 28 May 2021 and stole a cell phone, a home theatre system and a Zenith Bank debit card from the victim at gunpoint. The thieves used that debit card to withdraw N572,000 from a Point of Sales (POS) shop.
The Police Commissioner disclosed how one of the suspects, Sherriff Salawu, their victim’s coworker confessed to plotting the robbery along with the other two. She added that the suspected thieves were apprehended with only N44,000 cash with them.
In her words: “On 28th May 2021 at about 1300hrs, three notorious hoodlums armed with guns and other dangerous weapons invaded the residence of one Ben Ama ‘m’ at Oke-Seni area of Ibadan.”
“The victim was disposed of his cell phone, a set of home theater and one Zenith Bank ATM which was used to withdraw a total sum of Five Hundred and Seventy-Two Thousand Naira only (N572,000.00) at a Point of Sales shop within the community while being held hostage in his abode at gunpoint.”
“Discreet investigation by operatives of the Command’s Monitoring Unit led to the arrest of Akeem Ishola ‘m’ and Mutahiru Animasaun ‘m’ in connection with the crime.”
“Upon interrogation, one Sheriff Salawu ‘m’ a co-worker with the victim confessed to have masterminded the plot along with his cohorts through a confessional statement.”
“Investigation is still in progress to unravel more circumstances behind the incidence.”