Three suspected ‘one chance’ robbers arrested in Ondo

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Three suspected “one chance” robbers have been arrested in Akure, the state capital.

The Ondo State Police Command made this known in a statement on Sunday

The suspects were identified as Akin David, 36; Kayode Akinlosolu, 42; and Adekunle Blessing, 32.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Funmilayo Odunlami explained that on April 16, at about 5.35 p.m. at Roadblock on Benin/Owo/Ilesha expressway, Akure, two ladies (names withheld) boarded a taxi and one of them was robbed of her Infinix Smart 5 phone.

The PPRO said the taxi driver ordered the ladies to alight midway into the journey, claiming that the cab was no longer going their way.

Odunlami further stated that the case was reported to the station and three suspects were arrested.

A taxi marked BDR 743XA and one stolen Itel android phone were recovered from them.

The PPRO added that during interrogation, the suspects confessed to be serial robbers whose area of speciality was using taxis to rob unsuspecting citizens who board their vehicles within the state and rob them of their phones and other valuables,”

Odunlami said that the suspects would soon be charged to court and advised members of the public to be conscious of their environment.

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