A physically challenged man has been arrested in Ogun for armed robbery and burglary.
A physically challenged suspected armed robber, Idris Jimoh, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command, for allegedly terrorising the Matogun community in the state.
The 21-year-old Jimoh who walks with th aid of crutches, is said to have been causing havoc in the community, robbing and dispossessing people of their property while armed with a single-barrelled gun.
He was arrested alongside his partner in crime, Kamoru Anisere, by policemen from the Agbado Division of the State Command on May 1, after many complaints of their activities.
Jimoh's doomsday came after he was caught in the afternoon of the day with some stolen clothes packed in a polythene bag by some residents, who alerted the police.
After he was handed over to the police, he was said to have led the operatives to Anisere’s residence in the Agbeyangi area of the community.
Jimoh reportedly told the police that he usually struck in the day when residents had gone to work, and that he only stole clothes from his victims’ houses.
Asked how he came about the gun, the suspect said the gun belonged to his father and denied using it for the operation.
“Some policemen followed me to search my house and the gun was found. The gun belongs to my father, but I don’t use it to rob. I go into houses to steal when residents have gone to their various places of work. I only steal clothes.
There is also a woman called Iya Majeed, who sells alcohol in Ijeja. Whenever I stole her drinks, I took them to Sebiri, an okada rider, Stephen and Kamoru (Anisere), and they gave me cannabis in return. I also give my mother part of the money I realised from the operations. I steal alone.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, has confirmed the arrest of the suspects, saying they would be transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Abeokuta, the capital, for further investigation.
“The suspects were arrested by the anti-robbery patrol. They live in the same area. A search conducted on their premises led to the recovery of one locally-made single-barreled gun.
The suspects have confessed to being brains behind some robberies and will soon be transferred to SARS, Abeokuta, for discreet investigation,” Adejobi said.