Eleven suspected criminals, who specialise in snatching phones, money and other valuables from unsuspecting members of the public, mostly where there are traffic gridlocks, have been arrested by the state police.
Following the report of an armed robbery case by one Atolagbe Oyindamola at Igando Police Division, the force stepped into action, leading to the arrest of four suspects; Ahmed Durojaiye (23), Waheed Oseni (24), Rilwan Moshood (27) and Taiwo Idowu (32), all known to be notorious armed robbers who operate mostly on motorcycles. One locally made pistol was recovered from them, and they also confessed to be members of Eiye confraternity.
A follow up investigation by the State CID led to the arrest of additional seven suspects: Mosuru Mukaila (20), Ahmed Oyebode (29), Seyi Ogundele (36), Ogunmola Akintayo (30), Olatunji Segun (28), Ayobami Olaniyi (20) and Oladimeji Mustapha (27).
They all confessed to be responsible for series of robberies at traffic points, bus stops, around Yabatech, Yaba, Ejigbo, Igando-Ikotun, Ipaja and Isolo areas of the state respectively.
Other items recovered include: one tricycle, five Bajaj Motorcycles, two cutlasses and two phones.
Investigation revealed that Ahmed Oyebode who is a cultist and motorcycle operator gives his bike out for robbery operations and receives stolen phones and cash derived from the operations as reward. Seyi Ogundele and Ogunmola Akintayo are well known leaders of Eiye cult group in Ejigbo.
-Story by Dedeigbo Ayodeji