The end has come for a suspected member of a notorious robbery gang, Olumide Asiyanbi, as he has been arrested by the men of the Oyo State Police Command in Ibadan, the state capital. The 42 year-old Asiyanbi was arrested on the day of his wedding National Mirror reports.
The Ile-Ife, Osun State, born robbery suspect, was at the marriage registry when the long hands of the law caught up with him. It was gathered that he was suspected be a member of a six-man-robbery gang who operated in Challenge area of Ibadan on April 23, 2015.
Speaking with journalists, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Katsina, said the robbers, which included a 62-year-old Ghanaian, had terrorised many residents of the area with guns and other weapons. According to Asiyanbi, he joined the gang a year ago and that he had taken part in 10 robbery operations during which he fired gun shots at their victims.
He said, “I was arrested on my wedding day. I met the gang leader, James Agba, last year. He told me that he knew how we could be getting regular money. He then initiated me into the gang. I have taken part in at least 10 operations since I joined them. “We used gun but I don’t know where James was buying them. Sulaimon and Alhaji, who are also in the gang, know how the guns were bought for our operations. I have fired shots at our targets but none was killed”.
Agba, 35 year-old from Delta State, said he purchased some of the guns from one Emeka in Abuja while the Ghanaian, Joseph Mate, said he was a security man in Ajibade area of Ibadan and that he had been living in Nigeria for many years. The police boss said all the suspects will be charged to court.