The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Bolaji Salami, who strutted Kikiowo close by one Tope Aladeloye at the command headquarters in Akure, on Wednesday, said the suspects were associated with numerous thefts in the state and had admitted to the wrongdoing.
Salami said, On May 24, 2021, around 9pm, information received from a reliable source had it that a gang of armed robbers was planning to carry out an operation in Akure. On the receipt of the information, detectives swung into action and in the process, Gbenga Kikiowo and Tope Aladeloye were arrested at Oke-Aro, Akure. The suspects confessed to have been involved in other robbery operations within and around Ondo State. Items recovered from them included one pump action gun. They will soon be arraigned.
Kikiowo told news men that he was distressed with the soul of taking by his family since adolescence, adding that he had been taking part in burglaries since he was seven years of age.
On how he got the arms he used to do the most recent activity, the 27-year-old suspect, said he took a firearm from a private safety officer in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
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