Robbery Gang in Kwara
Kwara State Police Command yesterday paraded three-man armed robbery gang that attacked and robbed a senior lecturer of University of Ilorin, Professor Abdullahi Onimisi, at his residence in Ilorin, the state capital. During the operation, according to THISDAY checks, some expensive jewelries, different types of mobile phones and the sum of N15,500 were recovered from the suspects.
Parading the suspects in Ilorin before journalists, the state Police Commissioner, Mr. Olusola Amore, said the armed robbery gang was led by a former driver of Onimisi. Amore, who warned that people should have documentation of identity of their domestic staff for security purposes, added that they should also monitor them even while out of service.
The police boss said the former driver, Opeyemi Esan, allegedly came from Lagos State to recruit two others in Ilorin and robbed the don of his belongings.
The Commissioner, who stated that the attackers inflicted bodily injury on the university don, added that they were armed with machetes and other dangerous weapons.
He also said valuable items like jewelries, handsets and a Toyota Camry car were recovered from the suspects. Amore said his men had acted on intelligence to arrest two of the suspects in Ilorin, adding that they confessed to have conspired with Opeyemi to rob the professor of his belongings. He said the gang leader took policemen to four different locations before he finally decided to take them to where the items were kept. The police boss also disclosed that the suspects would be charged to court after investigations.