How victim’s jean jacket led to arrest of two armed robbers in Osun

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By Toba Adedeji, Osogbo

The Osun State Police have arrested two suspected armed robbers after attacking motorists along the Ilesa-Ife expressway of Osun State.

Two suspects; a 19-year-old, Hammed Abiodun and 35-year-old, Godwin John were said to have been robbing motorists around Osu area along the Ilesha-Ife expressway.

They were paraded at the Police Headquarters, Osun State on Wednesday evening.

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It was gathered that the suspects waylaid a commercial Toyota vehicle with guns and robbed the passengers of mobile phones, cash, pieces of jewellery and other valuable things.

The two suspects were later arrested around a new generation bank via Lagere, Ile-Ife after one of their victims sighted them and raised alarm.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Olawale Olokode, disclosed to newsmen that, “one of the armed robbers collected a jean jacket worn by a bus driver during one of their attacks. The following day, he wore it and was sighted around a bank in Ile-Ife, the driver raised alarm and two of them who were together were arrested.”


The CP warned that Osun State will not be a haven for criminals.


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