Epilepsy pushed me into robbery – Suspect

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IBADAN — AN epileptic man was among robbery suspects paraded at the Oyo State Police Command, Eleyele, Ibadan, yesterday.

He said it was his condition which forced him out of primary school that led him into robbery.

The suspect, who identified himself as Samson Eze, from Enugu State was caught robbing on Ijebu-Ode road.

He said five of them had robbed at different times on the road.

Speaking with newsmen, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Indabawa, said: “Following a tip-off that robbers were on Ibadan/Ijebu-Ode road on April 15, 2014 at about 10:40pm, the Divisional Police Officer, Idi-Ayunre swung into action and arrested one Eze Samson.”

Also paraded among the suspects was a three-man armed robbery gang who robbed one Muibat of N110,000 at a restaurant, in Oluyoro area of Ibadan.

After investigation, Bamidele Kayode and Ademola Olagoke were arrested in connection with the crime.

Items said to have been found on them included one locally made double-barrel pistol, one live cartridge and one motorcycle with number plate LUY 895 QC

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