Police Arrest Offa Poly Students for Robbery

Police Arrest Offa Poly Students for Robbery:

The Kwara State Police Command yesterday paraded seven suspected criminals who were arrested in the past one week.

The state Commissioner of Police, Ambrose Aisabo, said among the suspects, were four students of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa.

The police boss, who said one of the suspects was a neighbour to the victim, added that during interrogation the students confessed to be members of a cult group.

He gave names of the suspects as Olawuyi Babatunde, Osadahin Matthew, Bamikole Emmanuel and Adebisi.

“On April 18, 2014, at about 0015hrs at Atari area of Offa, while on raid of criminal hide-outs by officers of the command, the suspects were arrested after successfully robbing one Adeolu Emmanuel of his property including laptops, four assorted telephones, one deck with speakers and N30,000 cash.

On interrogation, the suspects confessed to be members of the Eiye cult group and also confessed to have been responsible for robberies around Offa and its environs in recent times”, the commissioner said. He added that the suspects would be charged to court once investigation into the matter is concluded.

The commissioner, who said the police also recovered two AK 47 rifles which were dropped by hoodlums in a bush near the polytechnic, expressed concern at the rate by which undergraduates of tertiary institutions in the state engage in armed robbery.

Last month, the state police command paraded some students of the College of Health Technology, Offa, for offences ranging from rape, cultism and armed robbery.

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