The Ogun State Police Command has arrested 4 members of a syndicate who allegedly concentrate on robbing and killing Point of Sale (POS) operators and Uber drivers within the state.
This was made identified in a press release issued on Thursday by the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi.
According to the assertion, the suspects: Kehinde Saliu Jelili, aka Oluomo, Abiodun Akinola, Johnson Fakeye, and Jamiu Akinola had been arrested after officers acted on a report lodged at Onipanu divisional headquarters on April 18 by a POS attendant, Aanu Salaudeen.
Salaudeen, it was mentioned, advised the police that her boss, Abiodun Odebunmi bought lacking after he went to satisfy a buyer with a money sum of N4, 000, 000 for use for a POS transaction.
According to her, that they had finished a transaction of N1.5 million with the one that invited his boss the day before today, and that it was the identical one that referred to as his boss to satisfy him at Ojuore for an additional POS transaction of N4 million.
The burnt corpse of the sufferer was, nonetheless, found in an uncompleted constructing at Arobieye space of Ota albeit with no hint of the assailants.
The police additional launched an investigation which led to the arrest of one of many kidnap kingpins who mentioned their chief victims are POS operators and Uber drivers. The different three suspects had been arrested in reference to the crime.
The assertion partly learn, “The case was transferred to the murder part of the state prison investigation and intelligence division on the order of the commissioner of police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, who mandated the murder workforce to unravel the perpetrators of the dastardly act inside the shortest potential interval.
“The CSP Femi Olabode-led murder workforce, in compliance with the CP’s directive, launched into a technical and intelligence-based investigation, which led them to Otun Ekiti in Ekiti state the place the suspect was found to be hibernating.
“On attending to Ekiti, the suspect bought wind of the presence of the detectives and rapidly escaped to Offa in Kwara state. With dedication to apprehend him, the workforce continued trailing him they usually later bought info that he was in Benin Republic, the place he had gone to attend the courtroom session of Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, and that he would quickly be coming to Nigeria.
“Having gotten the details about the day he could be returning to Nigeria, the workforce laid ambush for him and bought him arrested on the boundary between Ogun and Lagos states.
On interrogation, Kehinde Salihu Jeili, who claimed to be a local of Apomu in Osun state confessed to killing the sufferer.
“He confessed additional that he intentionally lured the sufferer to Ota the place he and his gang members had been ready for him with the cash he was requested to carry, having transacted a N1.5 million enterprise with him the day before today, and that they macheted him to loss of life after gathering the cash from him. He acknowledged additional that they burnt the sufferer’s physique to cowl their tracks.
“He confessed additional that their focused victims are all the time Uber and POS operators. According to him, one in every of them will fake as a passenger to the Uber driver and can lure such a driver to the place his members had been ready, and as quickly as he bought to the place, the driving force can be hacked to loss of life and the automobile can be taken away to their receiver.
“Also, the suspect acknowledged additional that he and his gang attacked one other sufferer of their prison act one Idowu Ademiluyi at Itori space and snatched his Toyota Corolla automobile, having macheted him to the purpose of loss of life.
The arrest of Kehinde Salihu led the detectives to their receiver, Abiodun Akinola who’s a standby purchaser of all of the proceeds of their crime.
“The confessional statements of the duo led to the arrest of the opposite two suspects, Johnson Fakeye and Akinola Jamiu at Atan Ota and Owode Yewa respectively. One Toyota Camry, one Toyota Corolla, and one Toyota Rave 4, whose house owners had been gruesomely murdered had been recovered from the gang.”
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, Ajogun, counseled the workforce for the investigation which lasted for nearly three months.
He, nonetheless, famous that it’s not over till the final member of the gang is arrested. Ajogun, subsequently, appealed to members of the general public to all the time disclose their actions to a trusted individual, each time they’ve trigger to maintain an appointment with an unknown individual.
The police boss has additionally directed that the suspects be charged to courtroom as quickly because the investigation is concluded.