According to the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr Sam Adegbuyi, Nurudeen (25), Mohammed (35), Timmy (23), Oriowo Ayo (28) and Ahmadu Garuba (30) were arrested in November 2016 for armed robbery.
The trio of Nurudeen, Mohammed and Ogunbiyi Kola a.k.a. Timmy are ex-jailbirds. Three of the suspects went to Arafat Area of Saki town and robbed a family of their valuables, including cash, a Toyota Corolla car, phones and laptops at gunpoint.
One of the suspects, Mohammed from Gombe State, was arrested in 2005 for robbery and remanded in Agodi prison in Ibadan till his release in 2006. In 2012, he reportedly robbed in Ilesa and was in prison till July 2016 when he got his freedom.
When asked why he chose robbery after his experience as prison inmate, the suspect replied: “I believe it is God’s will that I graduated to being an armed robber in the prison. There is nothing that happens without God’s knowledge. He is the one that created good and evil.”