The Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested two masquerades over an alleged robbery operation in the state.
It was reported that the two suspects, Sheriff Ojo and Muhammed Lukman allegedly robbed a resident of Melege community in Owo Local Government Area of the state the sum of ₦370,000.
Naija News learnt that the suspects also collected the mobile phone of the victim identified as Adinoyi Mohammed.
Confirming the incident, the state police command spokesperson, Funmi Odulami, said they also inflicted injury on the victim’s father, Saliu Ajayi before leaving the scene of the incident.
She said “The two suspects who paraded themselves as masqueraders, inflicted injury with cutlasses on one Adinoyi Mohammed, dispossessed him of the sum of ₦370,000, a handset valued ₦32,000.00 and a shirt valued at ₦2,500.00.
“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.
“Two cutlasses, charms and masquerade clothes were recovered from them and the two suspects had been arrested and will soon be charged to court while effort is ongoing to arrest the other fleeing masqueraders.”
Meanwhile, the Osun State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested some teenagers suspected to be members of an all-female robbery gang in Osogbo, the state capital, Naija News reports.
The young girls are said to have stormed Aresa community where they robbed a resident of an undisclosed sum of money after they burgled her apartment in the early hours of Monday.