How I Was Invited From Lagos To Burgle Cement Store In Osun – Suspect Confesses
Uchenna Alom, a 42-year-old suspected member of a theft gang, has disclosed that he was invited to Osun from his Lagos base to be a part of a gang that supposed to burgle a cement store in Ilesa.
The suspect whereas talking with journalists when Osun Amotekun Corps paraded the seven man gang at Osogbo Command workplace, Asubiaro, mentioned he normally involves the state to commerce in cooking oil earlier than he was invited by one Adekunle Joseph for the job.
Different members of the gang embody, Monday Nweke, 32, Sikiru Kareem, 26, Oyekanmi Maruf, 32, Adebayo Tobi, 20, Ifeanyi Njoku, 32, and Olarewaju Emmanuel, 23,
He added that he was arrested upon reaching his resort in Modakeke, Osun State by Amotekun operatives after which Adekunle was lured to the resort by the operatives by means of his (suspect) telephone.
“I’m a dealer, dealing in cooking oil. Adekunle used to gather cash from me and we turned associates. He referred to as me someday and informed me to return be a part of him to burgle a cement store in Ilesa and I agreed to return. However on attending to the resort final week Tuesday, I used to be arrested by Amotekun operatives”, he mentioned.
Nevertheless, Adekunle whereas admitting understanding Uchenna, mentioned he didn’t requested him to be a part of the job, moderately, Uchenna invited him to hitch the gang to perpetrate the theft.
“He was mendacity, it’s true I do know him, I do gather cash from him every time he strikes oil out of the city, however he was the one which invited me from Iragbiji, the place I stay to hitch the gang for the operation. I traced him to the resort and unknown to me, Amotekun operatives had already surrounded the place and I used to be caught proper there”, he confessed.
The Corps Commandant, Comrade Amitolu Shittu had earlier disclosed that the gang was arrested at their resort in Modakeke on Tuesday March 8, 2022, upon intelligence about their intention to burgle a store.
He mentioned they confessed to breaking outlets in some components of the state and carting away valuables prior to now.
The suspects will handed over to safety operatives for discreet investigation.