Men of the Ondo Police Command have apprehended four robbery suspects at two different locations in the state.
Three of the robbers, Victor Bright, AbdulRahim Mohammedand Friday Emmanuel, 27 were apprehended in Owo, headquarters of Owo Local Government Area of the state for snatching a boxer motorcycle and mobile phone.
The leader of the gang, Bright who confessed to the crime when he was paraded with his gang members at the state police headquarters, said the robbery was their first operation.
Bright who confirmed that one of the members of the gang is on the run, said the phone were sold for N130,000.
He said “I was arrested at Owo three weeks ago for snatching a boxer motorcycle. Last week Friday, we were transferred to SCID.
“After I and my friends stole the bike from a commercial motorcyclist who is an Hausa man, we sold it to one man at Elegbeka. We also sold the phone we stole from the okada man to the same person.
“I told the okada man to carry me from Ikare junction to another location in Owo. On getting to an uncompleted building, I put a rope on his neck. When he was trying to struggle, the three others came out from where they were hiding. We overpowered him and collected the bike but we did not kill him.
“The phone was tracked to the person we sold it to and that was how we were arrested. Four of us were involved in the robbery but the fourth person has ran away when we were arrested.
“We sold the bike and the phone for N130,000. The four of us shared the money. We have finished spending the money. I learned tailoring but at times I do engage in bricklaying job. That was my first time of engaging in robbery operation.
The command also paraded one Mohammed Sule, who was arrested at Shasha area of Akure for robbing some houses within the axis.
According to Sule, he used to storm the residence of his victim alone with a cutlass and a fake gun.
Sule who confessed to have committed the crime said, “I got to Akure last month from Kogi State. On getting to Akure, I could not located my sister who I had planned to stay with.
“When I could not get anywhere to stay, I decide to go to Ogbese. When I got there, I was sleeping there inside the mosque. I was later
pursue from the mosque.
“After I was chased from the mosque, I went to Shasha. When I was finding it difficult to survive, I started stealing.
“The very day I was caught, I had planned to raise money for business. I went to two houses and at one of them, I was attacked by a man in the house when he noticed that I was the only one. That was how I was arrested.”
Spokesperson of the command, SP Funmi Odunlami, stated that upon the conclusion of investigations, the suspect will be charged to court.