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Police apprehends fleeing Osun driver with N4.5m worth of electronics

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A commercial driver plying the Edo/Osun State route, Olalekan Amos, has been arrested by the police for fleeing with electronic gadgets worth N4.5 million, he was meant to deliver in Osogbo, Osun State.

Amos, who was among suspects arrested across the state for offences ranging from armed robbery to kidnapping and membership of unlawful groups, was paraded at the headquarters of the state Police Command in Osogbo on Friday.

In a statement by the spokesman for the command, Yemisi Opalola, said the suspect, after collecting the electronics from Edo State, sometime in March this year, refused to deliver the gadgets as agreed at the designated place in Osogbo and fled with the amplifiers.

Opalola said, “Sometimes in March 2024, the complainant who lives in Edo State reported that he employed the service of the suspect who is a commercial driver plying Benin (Edo State) to Osogbo to deliver three amplifiers worth #1.5million each to one of his customers in Osogbo, but to his dismay, the message was not delivered as agreed.

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“Upon the report, the Police Anti-cultism Unit who have been on the trail of the suspect, on 4/7/2024 arrested him. He confessed to having sold the said three amplifiers worth N1.5 million each to someone at the rate of #25,000.”

Also paraded is one John Olowosaye who had conspired with Olalekan Oyeyemi a.k.a Emir, and abducted some people in Ede sometime in August 2023.

After the victims had been abducted, Opalola said the perpetrators brought them to Balogun Area in Osogbo, where a ransom of N2.6million was paid to the account of Oyeyemi, adding that Olowosaye was arrested after a police investigation uncovered him as one of the perpetrators.

A suspected robber, Simileoluwa Akinyele and Ajao Blessing said to be terrorizing Ikire town and its environs, arrested by the Anti-cultism Unit of the Command were also paraded by the police.

Five other suspected armed robbers were arrested for attacking houses at Agunbelewo/Halleluyah Estate Area, Osogbo, where they stole laptops, phones, jewelries, and cloth were also paraded.

The suspects, Abubakari Ayomide, Adewumi Isaac, Ekene Sunday Adesumola Afeez, and Sodiq Adeyemi, during a robbery operation, “also took away one unregistered Lexus RX 350 jeep valued at Twenty Million Naira only (N20m) property of one of the victims.

“The Police detectives from the Anti-vice and Anti-Robbery section swung into action and through diligent intelligence-led investigation, five suspects were arrested.”

Warning that Osun would not be made comfortable for criminals by the police, Opalola urged the residents to always give timely and credible information to the police to enable the force to serve the state better.

 

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