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EXTRA: Police arrest masqueraders in Ondo for alleged robbery

EXTRA: Police arrest masqueraders in Ondo for alleged robbery
October 13
22:02 2021

The Ondo police command says its operatives have arrested two persons who allegedly disguised with masquerades to commit robbery.

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In a statement on Wednesday, Funmi Odulami, police spokesperson in Ondo, said the masqueraders were arrested in Melege community, Owo LGA of the state.

She said the suspects — Sheriff Ojo and Muhammed Lukman — were apprehended after they allegedly robbed one Adinoyi Mohammed, a resident in the area, of N370,000 and his mobile handset.

“The two suspects, who paraded themselves as masqueraders, inflicted injury with cutlasses on one Adinoyi Mohammed, dispossessed him of the sum of N370,000.00, a handset valued N32,000.00 and a shirt valued at N2,500.00,” the statement reads.

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“They also inflicted injury on the victim’s father, Saliu Ajayi, before leaving the scene of the incident, but they were apprehended by security agents within the town.”

The police spokesperson said two cutlasses, charms and masquerade outfits were recovered from the suspects, adding that effort is on to arrest other fleeing masqueraders.

According to Odulami, the suspects will be charged to court after an investigation is concluded.

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