By Mojisola Oladele 

The Osun State Police Command has arrested a commercial driver who plys the Edo/Osun State route, Mr. Olalekan Amos, for fleeing with electronic gadgets worth N4.5 million, meant to be delivered in Osogbo, Osun State.

Mr. Amos who was among suspects arrested across the state for offences ranging from armed robbery to kidnapping and membership of unlawful groups, was paraded at the headquarters of the state Police Command in Osogbo.

The spokesman for the command, Mrs. Yemisi Opalola, said the suspect, after collecting the electronics from Edo State, sometime in March this year, refused to deliver the gadgets as agreed at the designated place.

While reaffirming that the State would not be made comfortable for criminals by the Police, Mrs. Opalola urged the residents to give timely and credible information to the Police to enable them to serve the state better.

Radio Nigeria Correspondent reports that five other suspected armed robbers were arrested for robbery attack on some houses in Agunbelewo/Halleluyah Estate Area, Osogbo, where they stole laptops, phones, jewelry, and clothes were also paraded.

The suspects, including; Abubakari Ayomide, Adewumi Isaac, Ekene Sunday Adesumola Afeez, and Sodiq Adeyemi, during a robbery operation, “also took away one unregistered Lexus RX 350 jeep valued at Twenty Million Naira only (N20m) property of one of the victims.

Mrs Opalola said, “sometimes complainant who lives in Edo State reported that he employed the service of the suspect who is a commercial driver plying Benin (Edo State) to Osogbo to deliver three amplifiers worth #1.5million each to one of his in Osogbo, but to his dismay, the message was not delivered as agreed.

“Upon the report, the Police Anti-cultism Unit who have been on the trail of the suspect, on 4/7/2024 arrested him. He confessed to having sold the said three amplifiers worth N1.5 million each to someone at the rate of #25,000.”

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