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Two Cousins Rob, Kill Tricycle Rider In Ogun

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Two Cousins Rob, Kill Tricycle Rider In Ogun

The police in Ogun State on February 9, 2023, arrested two cousins identified as 34-year-old Damilola Famoriyo and 31-year-old Akinbayo Emmanuel Abiodun for allegedly robbing one Amos Oyemechi Chuckwuka of his tricycle.

The suspect was said to have also killed the victim, dumping his corpse at a river bank in Ijebu-Ode.

The arrest followed information received by policemen at Obalende division, Ijebu Ode, on December 13 2022, that a lifeless body, later identified as that of the tricycle rider, was found beside the river at Agoro area of Ijebu Ode.

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

According to the Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the DPO had detailed his crack team to embark on a forensic investigation so as to unravel those behind the act.

Oyeyemi said their efforts succeeded on February 9, when Famoriyo, a resident of Awosan Fakale in Ikorodu, Lagos State, was apprehended with the deceased’s phone.

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Famoriyo’s arrest led to the arrest of his accomplice, who is also his cousin living at Block A, Maya, Ikorodu.

“On interrogation, the two suspects confessed to the commission of the crime. In their statements, they confessed to being a two-man syndicate who specialized in snatching motorcycles and tricycles in the Ijebu-Ode area,” he said.

Oyeyemi said the suspect confessed that they had on December 13 lured the victim to convey their farm produce from Agoro area to the town, and they agreed on a price.

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”But on getting to Agoro/Ikangba road, they stopped him and snatched the tricycle from him. The deceased tried to struggle with them and they macheted him to death before dragging his corpse to the river bank,” it was stated.

The suspect had told the police that they have snatched up to eight tricycles in the Ijebu-Ode area, saying their standby buyers reside at Ikorodu.

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Two phones of the victim and the cutlass used in killing him had been recovered by the police even as the Commissioner of Police, Frank Mba, directed the suspects be transferred to State CIID for discreet investigation.

Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication

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