The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Osun State Police Command has arrested 10 armed robbers in the state who specialize in snatching people's cars. Among the items recovered from the suspects are 5 cars, 8 motorcycles, laptops, mobile phones, which were all snatched at different locations.
List of identified armed robbers arrested by Osun Police
Naijauto gathered that the armed robbery gang was led by Oyewunmi Onyelakin, 24 ,who with two of his girlfriends indicted as well. Lasisi Isiaka was tasked with stealing motorcycles while Fatai Isiaka and Samuel Johnson receive the stolen bikes.
One of the suspects, Sunday Ogbemudia was paraded as the car dealer who received the stolen cars from the gang.
- Adebayo Yemi
- Oyewunmi Oyelakin
- Olawale Munirudeen
- Adeyeye Opeyemi
- Sunday Ogbemudia
- Samuel Johnson
- Lasisi Isiaka
- Fatai Isiaka
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The 10 suspects were arrested at different locations in the state
While parading the robbers at the Police headquarters, the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Ige told reporters that Oyelakin and his gang specialize in snatching Toyota cars and that 5 of such cars have been recovered from the gang.
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Narrations from a suspect, stating how he's introduced into the gang
Oyelakin, who is an electrician based in Ifetedo narrated how he was introduced into car robbery by a dealer he met while in prison.
The dealer, a fellow inmate then, had encouraged him to go into car snatching whenever he was freed, promising to assist Oyelakin travel outside the country with the proceeds from the stolen vehicles.
"I formed the gang in November 2018. We were arrested after we had successfully carried out eight robberies. The first two vehicles I stole, I gave them to the dealer.
He told me while still in prison that whenever I regained my freedom, I should engage in carjacking and promised that whatever I made, he would use it to help me fund an overseas trip. But the man didn’t help me and I stopped giving him cars.
I brought Yemi Adebayo into the gang. Adeyeye was also an inmate of the Ile-Ife Prison. Olawale is a member of the gang. We sell the cars we steal to Sunday Ogbemudia, who is a dealer in Ibadan.
We specialise in stealing Toyota products and we usually sell a Toyota car that costs N2m for N500,000. The two young women, who were also arrested, are my girlfriends. They did not know that I’m an armed robber. I have carried out robbery operations in Ore, Ondo State; and Gbongan and Iwo in Osun State, before I was arrested in Ibadan."
The Commissioner of Police reiterated the Command's efforts towards flushing out criminals from the state and added that the suspects would be brought before a court after investigations.
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