Police Nabs Car Snatching Syndicate, Cultists In Ondo

By% ODEYEMI Samuel,  Akure

Luck has run out against  one Oluwasanmi Mayowa who was trying to  play pranks  on the Police of a stolen vehicle as his plan was foiled by the men of the Ondo State  Police Command when he was said to have confessed of his involvement in the crime after series of interrogation.

The Ondo State  Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gbenga Adeyanju told journalist while parading Mayowa to them along with other suspects for various offences.
According to him, the Police at Igbara_Oke was informed about a man named Oluwasanmi Mayowa aged 41 on 30th May, 2018 claiming that his hands and legs were tied by suspected thieves.
The thieves, he said later made away with his master’s Nissan Almera car with registration number AKR 898 XA between Igbaraoke and Owena Owode express way by a three armed men.
However, after series of interrogation, Adeyanju said, the complainant confessed to complicity in the missing vehicle as he later named his other accomplices as Niyi Akintoye aged 42 years and Tunde John ‘m’ aged 40 years both of Akure.
Other people mentioned in the crime, the CP said,  was one Olaoke Paul in Lokoja who assisted in selling the car for One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N150,000) only. Adding that the vehicle has since  been recovered while assuring that suspects will soon appear in court.
Also,  on June 6, 2018  a team of patrol men led by Inspr Omoshowon intercepted a Toyota Bus with Reg No KTU 402 AU with inscription of a school driven by one Ifeanyi Ikpegou along Ayetoro Akinfosile expressway.
After interrogation, the said driver said he was coming to Omotosho to carry plantain, but on qurious observation of the bus it was discovered that some figures were scraped off from the phone numbers on the body of the bus.
The Police later dialed the numbers on the bus and somebody picked from Lagos claiming that the bus was stolen from Lagos and that the case had been reported to the Police in Lagos.
After his confession to his involving in the car theft, the driver was consequently arrested and he admitted to be one of the drivers of the aforementioned school. He said he stole the vehicle in order to use it for public transport service(s) in Onitsha in Anambra State. He will soon appear in court.
Acting on a tip off,  some suspected cultists who have been terrorizing Akungba community and its environs were said to be planning another attack.
 Based on the information, detectives attached to Akungba Division swung into action and subsequently apprehended one Peter Yoyiho at Premier Hotel Akungba who confessed to be a member of Aye confraternity, Jimoh Taiwo  and Daramola Temitope said to be Aye cult group were equally arrested while one Sadiq Jimoh and Raji Wasiu students of Oroke High School who confessed to be members of Scorpion cult group were equally apprehended.
While charging members of the public to be vigilant and report strange movements in their environment  to the Police, the Commissioner of Police assured that the suspects will be charged to court very soon.


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