Ondo Police Arrest Masquerades Over Alleged Robbery


The Ondo State Police Command have arrested two masquerades for allegedly robbing a resident of Melege community in Owo Local Government Area of the state.

The suspects identified as Sheriff Ojo and Muhammed Lukman allegedly robbed one Adinoyi Mohammed of N370,000 and his mobile handset.

The masquerades were also said to have inflicted injury on the victim’s father, Saliu Ajayi before leaving the scene of the incident.

Spokesperson of the State police Command, Funmi Odulami who confirmed their arrest, said; “The two suspects who paraded themselves as masqueraders, inflicted injury with cutlasses on one Adinoyi Mohammed, dispossessed him of the sum of 370,000.00, 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.”


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