September 11, 2017

64-year-old ex-convict arrested for robbery in Ondo


By Dayo Johnson

Akure—AFTER serving a 21-year jail term for robbery in Osun State, 64-year-old Ajibola Aliu has again been arrested by Police detectives in Ondo State for the same offence.

Two other accomplices, lsiaka Adisa and Damola Christopher, were equally apprehended by Police detectives.

Aliu, according to Police sources, was recently released by the Osun State judiciary at the Ilesa Maximum Prison after spending 21 years in jail for robbery.

The ex-convict, who is a driver, was a member of gang that had been terrorising citizens of the state capital and its environs.

Items recovered from the suspects included charms, two single-barrelled cut-to-size guns, cartridges, one Mitsubishi car with number plates Lagos LSD 432 XT and 11 master keys.

The other two suspects were arrested at a hotel in Alafiatayo Street, Akure, at about 2a.m. by detectives.

Vanguard gathered that the ex-convict was fingered by the two suspects during their interrogation.

After his arrest, he reportedly confessed being part of those who took part in some robbery operations in the state capital.

Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Femi Joseph, confirmed the arrest of the ex-convict and others.

Joseph said detectives have also arrested four cultists and two others, who specialise in motorcycle snatching at gunpoint.

He gave the names of the suspected cultists to include Kareem, Ayobami, Akinkuolu and Esie.

The alleged cult members were reportedly found with firearms.

Joseph said that a search warrant was executed at their residence where charms, weed suspected to be Indian hemp, and a cut-to-size single-barrelled gun were recovered.