Police in Osun have brought to an end the heinous activities of a gang of armed robber members that robbed and later killed one Lagos businessman, Victor Akinbile, 48, by setting him ablaze while locked in the trunk of his car.
The Osun State Commissioner of Police, Olafimihan Adeoye, declared this while parading the suspects and other criminals at the state police command in Osogbo.
CP Adeoye said the gang of four, Rasheed Waheed 35, native of Ikirun, Ahmed Rafiu 33 native of ikirun,Owolabi Bashiru 51 ,native of Ikirun and Kayode 27 ,native of Ondo were all apprehended on 27th of November after the police was informed about the missing of Akinbile.
Giving the details of the case, CP Adeoye posited that the police acted on a case of suspicious transfer of N3 million from the deceased account and the inability to reach him after he travelled to Ikirun from Lagos on Nov.26 by some of his friends.
The police boss further stressed that friends of the deceased also informed the police that Akinbile had informed them that he would be passing a night in Ikirun, his home town, and return the next day but were worried about the money transferred and inability to reach him.
Adeoye said the police anti-kidnapping and SARS team were deployed to investigate the matter and by Nov.29 and 30, four suspects were arrested and the burnt body and car of the victim were recovered.
“The police team discover that the robbery team consist of four men, and one of them happens to be a security guard who alerted his members that the victim/deceased was in town.
“The gang later came to the victims abode, where he passing the night, broke into the house and took the N25,000 he was having on him and equally forced him to transfer N3 million to the account of one of them.