The police command in Oyo State have arrested two armed robbers terrorising students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho.
The suspects were said to have also terrorised residents of Ogbomoso town in Oyo state.
The suspects, Olanrewaju Abass (28) and Musa Khahi (33), were arrested in their hideout in Ogbomoso after they invaded a hostel at the Adenike area and dispossessed students of their belongings.
Parading the suspects, the Commissioner of Police, Adebowale Williams, said, “As soon as the incident was reported at the monitoring unit, Ogbomoso operational base, a team of operatives swung into action and after a discreet investigation and intense manhunt for the armed robbers, one of the syndicate’s members was arrested in his hideout. One Baretta pistol loaded with six live cartridges and a Toyota Venza with registration number: KJA 719 HJ, which they use for their criminal activities and six of the expensive cell phones carted away from the victims were recovered from the suspect.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and series of similar crimes he had masterminded within Ogbomoso town and its environs.
“The victims identified him to be among their assailants and equally identified the phones recovered from him to be some of the items carted away from them.
“His confessional statement led to the arrest of the syndicate’s criminal receiver, and he confirmed that he received one of the laptops that were carted away from the victims shortly after the robbery operation.”
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