By Dayo Johnson Akure
NEMESIS caught up with a wanted armed robbery suspect, Bukola Adeoye who was injured during a gun duel with police detectives in Ondo state as he was identified in the hospital where he was rushed to for treatment from gun shot by a victim he robbed the previous night.
Bukola a.k.a Agbara who however died hours later having confessed his robbery activities to the detectives had reportedly robbed one Gbenga Babatomi ‘m’ 48 years of Sabo Area Ore the previous night and inflicted several matchet cut injuries on him.
The victim Babatomi had gone to same hospital for treatment from injuries he sustained during a robbery operation led by Bukola
He was one of the two armed robbery suspects who escaped from Special Anti-Robbery Squad SARS few weeks ago with handcuffs.
The other suspect Rotimi Adeyeye according to the state police who paraded the suspects and two of their girlfriends was yet to be arrested
No fewer than four police detectives have been in detention since the escape of the suspects for negligence of duty.
Parading the suspects, the state Police Commissioner Gbenga Adeyanju said the Detectives from Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Akure received information that the escaped suspects were taking cover in the house of one of their girlfriend Loveth Ogbu in Akure.
Adeyanju said “On the 17th day of July, 2018 at about 0900hrs, Detectives from Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Akure, received information that the escaped armed robbery suspects from SARS office, Akure, one Bukola Adeoye A.K.A. Agbara ‘m’ and one Rotimi Adeyeye ‘m’ were taking cover in the house of one Loveth Ogbu ‘f’.
“A team of detectives swooped on the said Loveth Ogbu ‘f’ and arrested her, on interrogation, she confessed that the escaped armed robbery suspects were in Ore.
“Based on the confession, Detectives mobilized to Ore and arrested one Felix Eteti ‘m’ age 27 years of Ebenezer Street, Sabo, Ore, who was a member of the gang.
“On 18th day of July, 2018, at about 0200hrs, the team received distress call from members of the public that robbers were operating at Sabo Area, Ore.
“Detectives trailed the robbers to Christ Foundation Primary School Ore. On sighting the detectives, the robbers opened fire on them and during exchange of fire, one of the armed robbery suspects one Bukola Adeoye a.k.a Agbara sustained gunshot injury on his right leg.
“He was rushed to General Hospital Ore where he died few hours after being admitted.
“However, one Gbenga Babatomi ‘m’ 48 years of Sabo Area Ore, who was earlier robbed by Bukola Adeoye and his gang the previous night, and thereafter went to the same hospital to treat the machete cuts inflicted on him by the robbers, quickly identified Bukola Adeoye as one of the robbers that attacked him.
“Items recovered from the suspects are, one cut to size gun, three cutlasses, one empty shell and four live catridges.
In an interview, the girlfriend of the fleeing suspect Loveth told Vanguard that her boyfriend Rotimi and the deceased Bukola hypnotised detectives at SARS before they escaped having been given a ” juju” by one of their friend nickname Barrister.
Loveth who sells drinks in Ore park confessed that it was Barrister that helped them to break the handcuffs which aided their escape to Ore town.
She said that she was not aware that her boyfriend was into robbery.
Police commission said the suspects would be charged to court while other members of the gang who are still on the run would be apprehended soonest.