Teenage Robbers Hack Okada Man To Death In Ogun, Rob Him Of Cash, Other - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Thursday, October 14, 2021

Teenage Robbers Hack Okada Man To Death In Ogun, Rob Him Of Cash, Other

                          •The suspects 

The Daily Crucible | Published Thursday, October 14, 2021

Three suspected teenage - robbers  - Sodiq Awokoya,18,  Odunayo Samson, 18,  and Jimoh Rilwan,17, have been arrested by the Police operatives for robbing a motorcyclist, Bashiru Umaru and hacking him to death afterwards . 

The suspects allegedly waylaid Bashiru, attacked with machete  and his remains dragged into the bush after he was strangled to hasten his death. 

The suspects were arrested on Friday, October 8 at Toll gate area of Ogere, Ogun State, while trying to sell the deceased motorcycle. 

The prospective buyer, who gave them away to the Police, demanded the documents of the motorcycle before he could buy it but the suspects were unable to provide any. 

The buyer after discovering discrepancies in their accounts of  how they came about the motorcycle, alerted the police the Divisional Police Officer,  Ogere Police Divisional Headquarters, Abiodun Ayinde, who led detectives  to the scene and arrested  the teenagers. 

The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Ambibola Oyeyemi, made this known In a statement on Thursday. 

Abimbola,  a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP),  stated that suspects had informed the police that the motorcycle was stolen from the deceased in Iperu Remo area and were subsequently handed over to police in Iperu division. 

"Coincidentally, it was the time the relations of the deceased came to lodge complaint about their missing person that the police brought the suspects from Ogere with the stolen motorcycle. On sighting the motorcycle, the relatives of the deceased quickly identified it, and informed the police that the motorcycle brought with the suspects belongs to their missing brother. 

"The policemen intensified their investigation into the case, and the suspects later confirmed that they actually snatched the motorcycle, and that the owner is being tied to a tree in a bush. In order to rescue the victim, the policemen quickly led the suspects to the bush, but surprisingly, they have hacked him to death before taking away the motorcycle. 

"Further investigation revealed that Samson Odunayo was the person, who called the deceased to take him to somewhere in Iperu, unknown to the okada man that he had already informed Sodiq Awokoya to wait in a bush along Ona Eri area of Iperu with cutlass and other dangerous weapons. 

"On getting to the point, Samson Odunayo ordered the deceased to stop because he has gotten to his destination. While the deceased was waiting to collect his money, Sodiq Awokoya came out with a cutlass and hacked him down. While wriggling in pain, Samson Awokoya moved near him and squeezed his neck until he gave up the ghost. They searched his pocket and found the sum of #5,500 which they also took away. 

"Further investigation revealed that this is the second robbery operations carried out by the suspects. Their first victim was safe from been killed by the Intervention of Jimoh Rilwan who appealed to the other two to spare the life of the victim having robbed him of cash sum of #4,500, and that was the reason why Samson and Sodiq didn't carried him along during their second operation. 

"The motorcycle and the cutlass they used for killing the deceased have been recovered," Abimbola stated. 

According to the police spokesperson, the suspects would be transfered to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation and prosecution  as directed by Commissioner of Police,  Lanre Bankole.

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