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The Police in Oyo State has paraded nine suspects nabbed for crimes ranging from kidnapping and armed robbery to rape and illegal possession of firearms.
Adewale Osifeso, the State Police Public Relations Officer, while parading the suspects before journalists at the command headquarters in Eleyele on Monday said a lady (name withheld), went to visit her friend at Alakia, Ibadan, and was waylaid by three night security guards at an isolated spot when she got to the community around 9pm.
Osifeso said, “In a rather twisted turn of events, the young lady, having been dispossessed of her mobile phone, was whisked to another desolate spot, where she was held till about 01.25 am the next day.
“In furtherance of the above, the three guards took turns to have unlawful carnal knowledge of the young lady and as well forced her to transfer money into a bank account before she was abandoned to her fate at the scene.
“Upon interrogation, the suspects confessed to the crime. One dane gun, which they used for the criminal activity, and the Infinix mobile phone belonging to the victim, were recovered from the suspects.”
Among the other suspects was a 46-year-old man identified as Success Samuel, who was nabbed over allegedly killing a 65-year-old man, Moshood Orolade, in Ibadan, the state capital.
Orolade was killed in cold blood on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at his residence at Alakia, Egbeda Local Government Area of the state.
Osifeso said that during the raid, which lasted for several hours, the hoodlums killed their target and dispossessed members of his family of valuables, including cell phones and a huge amount of money.
He added, “On January 3, 2023, around 01.30am, a notorious robbery syndicate invaded a community in the Alakia area of Ibadan with guns, cutlasses and other weapons.
“Regrettably, the head of the family, whose name was later given as Moshood Orolade, was brutally murdered in cold blood by the armed robbers before fleeing from the scene of the crime. A distress call, according to the report, was put through to the police, which resulted in the arrest of the kingpin of the armed robbery syndicate.”