A suspected armed robber and rapist, Makinde Abiodun, has been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command after a lady who Abiodun and other members of his gang robbed and raped, identified him at the police station.
A statement released by the state police command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, says that Makinde and other members of his gang currently at large, operated a ‘one-chance’ syndicate that put a vehicle on the Sango-Owode Road along Idiroko in Ogun State, disguising as a commercial vehicle but with an ulterior motive of dispossessing unsuspecting passengers of their belongings.
Oyeyemi in his statement said Makinde and his other gang members robbed two ladies, Gloria Edoh and Saidat Akinola, who boarded the vehicle wherein Makinde and one other posed as passengers. According to the victims, they both boarded the cab from Owode enroute to Sango, but on getting to Olokopupo area of Atan otta, Makinde and his gang members suddenly brought out knives and other dangerous weapons with which they forced them to surrender their belongings. The sums of N37, 000 and #48, 0000 were collected from each of the victims. They were also forced to surrender their Techno phones and thereafter, pushed out of the moving vehicle, thereby sustaining varying degree of injuries.
The victims had to go for treatments at a nearby hospital. As the victims were leaving the hospital, they sighted and identified Makinde as one of the hoodlums that attacked them and raised an alarm. He was apprehended by the DPO Atan-Otta, SP Abiodun Salau who was on a routine patrol of the area with his men.
While at the station, one woman (name withheld) who had earlier complained of a similar incident, identified Makinde as one of the hoodlums who robbed and raped her the previous day. She said that her pant was also taken away by her attackers.
“The suspect has confessed participating in the two robbery incidents,” Oyeyemi said
The police say Makinde will be charged to court soon while efforts are being made to arrest the other members of his gang.