Two cousins in Police net for robbery, murder in Ogun - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Saturday, February 18, 2023

Two cousins in Police net for robbery, murder in Ogun

By Ifedayo Adewale

Operatives of Ogun State Police Command, have arrested two cousins, 34-year old, Damilola Famoriyo and 31-year old, Akinbayo Emmanuel Abiodun for robbing one Amos Oyemechi Chuckwuka of his tricycle.

They also killed him and dump his corpse at a riverbank in Ijebu-Ode.

The command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

According to Oyeyemi, the suspects were arrested following an information received by policemen attached to Obalende divisional headquarters, Ijebu Ode, on the 13th of December 2022, that a dead body which was later identified as that of a tricycle rider was found on the riverbank at Agoro area of Ijebu Ode. 

Upon the information, Oyeyemi added, the DPO Obalende Division, SP Murphy Salami led his detectives to the scene, where it was discovered that the deceased was matcheted to death after which his tricycle was taken away.

"The DPO, then detailed his crack team to embark on technical and forensic investigation of the incident in order to unravel those behind the devilish act". 

"Their efforts yielded positive result on the 9th of February 2023, when one of the suspects, Damilola Famoriyo, who reside at New site, Awosan Fakale Ikorodu Lagos, was arrested with the deceased's phone". 

"His arrest, led to the apprehension of his accomplice, who is also his cousin, Akinbayo Emmanuel Abiodun of Road 1, Block A, Maya Ikorodu Lagos State". 

"On interrogation, the two suspects confessed to the commission of the crime". 

"In their statements, they confessed been a 2-man syndicate who specialized in snatching motorcycles and tricycles". 

"They confessed further that they always carry out their robbery operation in Ijebu ode and its environs". 

"According to them, on the 13th of December 2022, they lured the victim Amos Oyemechi Chuckwuka to carry their farm produce from Agoro area to the town, and they agreed on a price. But on getting to Agoro/Ikangba road, they stopped him and snatched the tricycle from him. It was when the deceased tried to struggle with them that they matcheted him to death and dragged his corpse to the riverbank where they dumped him". 

"They informed the police further that they have snatched up to eight tricycles in Ijebu Ode area, and that their standby buyers are residing at Ikorodu in Lagos State". 

Items recovered from them are two phones of the deceased as well as the cutlass they used to kill him. 

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Frank Mba, has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation. 

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