Akure residents arrest robbery suspect

The suspected armed robber has been handed over to the Police.

Residents of Aratunsin Layout, along Bolajoko area of Akure, the Ondo State capital, have apprehended one of the suspected armed robbers alleged to have been terrorizing the neighbourhood.

The suspect, with two others who are still at large, were said to have attacked a couple in their home around 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

Some residents in the area reportedly learnt about the robbery incident and gave the suspected robbers a hot chase, arresting one of them.

Police Spokesperson, Ogodo Wole, confirmed the incident, saying one of the robbers was arrested by the combined efforts of the youth and some concerned neighbours who later handed the suspect to the Police.

Mr. Ogodo added that the suspect is currently receiving treatment at the State Specialist Hospital, Akure, while efforts are being intensified to apprehend other members of the gang.

In a related development, another gang of armed robbers reportedly robbed some residents of Ajebamidele in Isinkan area of the state capital and went away with N381, 000 and other valuables.

It was gathered that the robbers raided houses of their victims at about 1 a.m., unleashing terror on them.

Mr. Wole, who also confirmed the incident, said the police detectives are working round the clock to ensure that the hoodlums are apprehended.


PT Mag Campaign AD

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application