A 70-year-old woman who aided her armed robber son has been arrested
In what can be seen as a family affair, a 70-year-old mother, Moninola Lateef, and her son, Modiu, 35, were among seven suspects paraded by the Ogun State Police Command at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) at Magbon, Abeokuta, after they were arrested for armed robbery and kidnapping on Tuesday, May 26.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the septuagenarian was arrested after she sneaked her son, Modiu, to a herbalist to extract bullets from his body after he was shot by the police in a gun battle after he and his gang abducted a man who just returned to the country from abroad.
According to him, the suspects had been terrorising Abeokuta and its environs and had been on the wanted list of the police. The PPRO disclosed that a locally-made pistol was recovered from members of the robbery gang. He, however, said that the septuagenarian and other suspects would soon be charged to court. On the kidnapping case, Adejobi said the five-man gang abducted a man in Ijebu axis of the state who recently returned from abroad.
According to Adejobi, three of suspected robbers and kidnappers claimed to be pastors while one of them said he was a herbalist whose job was to deceive their clients with an offer of spiritual assistance.