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Two cousins arrested for armed robbery, murder

Operatives of Ogun state Police Command, on the 9th of February 2023 arrested two cousins, Damilola Famoriyo, 34-year old and Akinbayo Emmanuel Abiodun 31-year old, for armed robbery. learned that the duo robbed Amos Oyemechi Chuckwuka of his tricycle, killed him and dump his corpse at a riverbank in Ijebu-ode.

The suspects were arrested following information received by policemen attached to Obalende divisional headquarters, Ijebu Ode, on the 13th of December 2022, that a dead body which was later identified as that of a tricycle rider was found on the riverbank in Agoro area of Ijebu Ode.

Upon the information, the DPO Obalende division, SP Murphy Salami led his detectives to the scene, where it was discovered that the deceased was matcheted to death after which his tricycle was taken away.

The DPO, there and then detailed his Crack team to embark on a technical and Forensic Investigation of the incident to unravel those behind the devilish act.

Their efforts yielded positive results on the 9th of February 2023, when one of the suspects, Damilola Famoriyo, who resides at New site, Awosan Fakale Ikorodu Lagos was arrested with the deceased’s phone.

His arrest led to the apprehension of his accomplice, who is also his cousin, Akinbayo Emmanuel Abiodun of Road 1, Block A, Maya Ikorodu Lagos State.
On interrogation, the two suspects confessed to the commission of the crime. In their statements, they confessed been a 2-man syndicate who specialized in snatching motorcycles and tricycles. They confessed further that they always carry out their robbery operation in Ijebu ode and its environs.
According to them, on the 13th of December 2022, they lured the victim Amos Oyemechi Chuckwuka to carry their farm products from Agoro area to the town, and they agreed on a price. But on getting to Agoro/Ikangba road, they stopped him and snatched the tricycle from him. It was when the deceased tried to struggle with them that they matcheted him to death and dragged his corpse to the riverbank where they dumped him.
They informed the police further that they have snatched up to eight tricycles in Ijebu ode area, and that their standby buyers are residing at Ikorodu in Lagos State.

Confirming SP Abimbola Oyeyemi,
Police Public Relations Officer,
Ogun State Police Command said the police recovered two phones of the deceased as well as the cutlass they used to kill him from the suspect.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Frank Mba, has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.

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