Police arrest ‘one chance’ robber in Ibadan | Dailytrust

Police arrest ‘one chance’ robber in Ibadan

The police in Oyo State have arrested a 30-year-old commercial driver, Oyelakin Oluwatobi, who specialises in robbing passengers. 

Daily Trust learnt that one Oduola Romoke who boarded a Micra car with registration number: APP 281 DF, from Iwo Road to Ojoo area was dispossessed of her cash to the tune of N200,000 and pushed out of the moving car.

Confirming the incident to reporters in Ibadan on Sunday, the Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, said that at the time of entering the car the said Oduola Romoke had no inkling that the three persons who also boarded the car with and the driver of the Micra were all members of a robbery syndicate whose modus operandi was to disguise as a commercial driver and passengers.

She said, “However, on getting to a desolate spot under the overhead bridge at Ojoo area, Ibadan, the armed robbers pointed a gun at her, dispossessed her of cash sum of N200,000 and later pushed her out of the moving car.

“The victim sustained severe bodily injuries but managed to raise alarm which attracted motorcyclists in the area, and after giving the hoodlums a hot chase one of the syndicate’s member was arrested.

“Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and series of similar criminal activities they had masterminded within Ibadan metropolis. Investigation is now in progress to arrest the fleeing suspects. Further developments will be communicated.”

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