Police nabs 16 suspected robbers, cultists, others in Kwara

Date: 2016-02-20

Kwara State Police Command has paraded 16 suspected armed robbers and cultists at the command’s headquarters and reiterated its commitments to phase out crimes and criminality from the state.

The Commissioner of Police in the State, CP Sam Okaula, who paraded the suspects in Ilorin the state capital, said perpetrators of dastard acts should relocate to other areas immediately or face the full wrath of the law.

He gave the names of some of the suspects as Oguniyi Ayoola, Adebisi Adedokun, Kadiri Abubakar, Ifesuo Chukwu, Dauda Muritala, Taiwo Mohammed Azeez Adelodun, Ibrahim Nurudeen, Abubakar Gafar, Ismaila Nurudeen, Habeeb Adams, Ganiyu Taiwo , Bushura Ibrahim, Jidde Kolawole, Suleman Quadri and Rasheed Idiagbon were arrested by the police from different offenses such as attempted kidnap, house breaking and theft, armed robbery, secret cult membership among others.

“One Opekun David Kolawole, Principal of ECWA Secondary School Igbaja, brought a complaint of criminal intimation and attempted kidnap against one Oguniyi Ayoola with different phone numbers who threatened to kill him if he refuses to pay a ransom of N 2million to one UBA Account.

“His failure to comply made the suspect to direct the victim to take the said amount to a bush path in Oro. On the receipt of the information, security cordon was spread around the location the suspect was waiting to collect the ransom where he was arrested, he confessed to the crime. He will soon appear in court.”

Further, Okaula said, “At about 1000hrs, one Soji Odetunde of Adewole Area reported at D’ Division that he discovered that money has been missing in his wardrobe at home without any breakage.

He suspected his Cousin one Adebisi Adedokun living with him who ran to Lagos.

The suspect was arrested, while on interrogation, he confessed to have duplicated the keys to the wardrobe and has stolen money at different times totalling N6million.

The fabricator of the keys is also undergoing interrogation.

The Police Commissioner however, disclosed that about 118 suspected cultists have been declared wanted in the state and urged members of the public to assist the command with useful information that can lead to their arrest


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