Ogun State Police command, have arrested four members of a syndicate who specialized in robbing and killing POS and UBER operators.
This was revealed in a press statement by the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who said the suspects, Kehinde Saliu Jelili aka Oluomo, Abiodun Akinola, Johnson Fakeye and Jamiu Akinola were all arrested following a report lodged at Onipanu divisional headquarters on the 18th of April.
Police spokesperson said the arrest was made possible by one Aanu Salaudeen who reported that, she is a POS attendant to one Abiodun Odebunmi a POS operator, and that her boss left his office at Aparadija the previous day, to meet a customer with a cash sum of four million naira to be used for POS transaction.
He added that the Miss Aanu stated further that the said Abiodun Odebunmi has not been seen since then, and all call made to his line has not been going through.
According to her, they have earlier done a transaction of 1.5 million naira with the person who invited his boss the previous day, and that it was the same person, who called his boss to meet him at Ojuore to do another pos transaction of 4million naira.
The statement reads in part, “Upon the report, the policemen at Onipanu commenced investigation into the sudden disappearance of the man, their efforts paid off when the dead and burnt body of the victim was discovered in an uncompleted building at Arobieye area of Ota without the trace of his assailants.
“The case was transferred to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department on the order of the commissioner of police, cp Edward Awolowo Ajogun, who mandated the homicide team to unravel the perpetrators of the dastardly act within the shortest possible period.
“The CSP Femi Olabode led homicide team, in compliance with the cp directive, embarked on technical and intelligence based investigation, which led them to Otun Ekiti in Ekiti state where the suspect was discovered to be hibernating.
“On getting to Ekiti, the suspect got wind of the presence of the detectives and quickly escaped to Offa in Kwara state. With determination to apprehend him, the team continued trailing him and they later got information that he was in Benin republic ,where he had gone to attend the court session of Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, and that he will soon be coming to Nigeria.
“Having gotten the information about the day he will be returning to Nigeria, the team laid ambush for him and got him arrested at the boundary between Ogun and Lagos state.
“On interrogation, Kehinde Salihu Jeili, who claimed to be a native of Apomu in Osun state confessed killing the victim. He confessed further that he deliberately lured the victim to ota where he and his gang members were waiting for him with the money he was asked to bring, having transact a 1.5 million naira business with him the previous day, and that they macheted him to death after collecting the money from him. He stated further that they burnt the victim’s body in order to cover their tracks.
“He confessed further that their targeted victims are always Uber and POS Operators. According to him, one of them will pretend as passenger to the Uber driver, and will lure such driver to where his members were waiting, and as soon as he got to the place, the driver will be hacked to death and the car will be taken away to their receiver”.