Three siblings, including a lady, whose police investigation has confirmed as members of a deadly armed robbery syndicate, have been smashed.
Two of the three Adeosun siblings, comprising Tobi and Yetunde, are currently in the net of the Ogun State Police Command while their elder brother, leader of the gang, Ismaila, is being held by the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in Lagos for another robbery operation that claimed the life of their victim.
Parading Tobi and Yetunde alongside six other members of the syndicate, this afternoon, at the Ogun State headquarters of the Police, Eleweran in Abeokuta, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, said: “The syndicate have been responsible for series of armed robbery and kidnapping across various states of the federation. They decided to shift their operational base to Ogun State, but before they fully settle down for their nefarious activities, the intelligence arm of the Command got wind of their movement and they met their Waterloo”.
According to the CP, the gang started their operation with snatching of motorcycle which they did to test the veracity of security architecture of the State. “When the report came to my notice, I directed the Officer in charge FSARS, SP Uba Adams, to go after the culprits with the view of bringing them to book” Iliyasu said.
“In compliance with my directive, the FSARS operatives, through technical intelligence- driven investigation, tracked down and apprehended one Olalekan Olawale who, on interrogation, revealed that the snatched motorcycle had been sold to somebody at Ilara in Imeko Afon Local Government Area of the State. He further confessed being homosexual and that he used to sleep with two Yahoo boys for a fee of #50,000 per night. Five minutes after divulging this information, he started vomiting blood, saying it was the consequence of divulging that information he already swore on oath not to. He was quickly rushed to the hospital where he was treated, and released for that purpose on compassionate grounds.
According to the police boss, No sooner than he regained his health, there was a report of a high case of kidnapping a lady/female within Abeokuta metropolis from whose family they demanded a ransom of Five hundred thousand naira (#500,000), before setting the victim free.
Crimepuzzle gathered that on October 12, 2018, the Command received an information about an intending robbery operation to be carried out within Abeokuta metropolis, and the CP put the FSARS operatives on red alert to foil the operation, following which the operatives, having identified the area where the robbery was to take place, laid ambush for the hoodlums and eventually succeeded in nabbing two members of the gang.
“Behold, Olalekan Olawale, who was earlier released on health ground, was among the duo. His accomplice is one 25-year-old Danladi Isah.
A Toyota corolla car, with registration number KRD 72 BB, one AK47 Riffle with 25rounds of ammunition, one pump action gun, 15 live cartridges and two locally-made double barrel pistols with four live cartridges were recovered from them at the scene.
On interrogation, they confessed to series of robbery operations, one of which was the dispossession of serving police officer of his Toyota corolla car at gun point. They confessed further that the snatched car had been taken to one of their gang members at Iseyin in Oyo State.
Subsequently, the operatives moved down to Iseyin where the car was recovered in custody of Tobi Adeosun with the particulars bearing the name of the gang leader Ismaila Adeosun. The said particulars of the car were kept by Yetunde Adeosun ‘f’ which, by implication means that the three siblings are members of the syndicate. It was further revealed that Yetunde Adeosun is a girlfriend to Danladi Idaho, one of the first two armed robbers arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command.
Funny enough, Danladi Isah and Ismaila Adeosun were involved in an armed robbery operation in 2013. They were arrested by the same FSARS, arraigned in court and jailed for five years. They came out of prison in March 2018. The Pump Action gun they used then for their operation was found in Tobi Adeosun’s custody as their amourer.
On further interrogation, the duo of Danladi Isah and Olalekan Olawale informed the operatives that all the cars they robbed here in Nigeria were sold to one “Papa’’ in the Republic of Benin.
Based on this information, machinery was set in motion to apprehend the said “Papa’’ by surreptitiously inviting him through his two already arrested accomplices to come and pick another proceed of crime to his base in Benin Republic. Rather than coming, “Papa’’ sent two of his boys namely Dele Obey 35yrs of age and Bayo Quaheeb 30yrs of age. The duo were promptly arrested at Sango Ota on October 14, 2018 with a customized number plate bearing “JAGUNMOLU’’. They equally came with four packs of live cartridges to be handed over to Danladi and Olalekan for further robbery operations.
Unknown to other members of the syndicate that Danladi and Olalekan had been arrested, one Oluwatosin Abayomi, 30yrs of age, called Olalokun on phone, asking him to to meet him at Ahmadiyah area in Lagos for an operation aimed at raising money to hire the service of a lawyer for the release of their kingpin, Ismaila Adeosun, not knowing it was booby trap arranged by the FSARS operatives.
Following that development, the operatives laid ambush and apprehended Oluwatosin and another member of the syndicate, Abel Womiloju, 21-yrs of age, on October 15, 2018. Recovered from them on the spot were two locally-made double barrel pistols and 15 rounds of live cartridges. Oluwatosin later took the operatives to a place where he parked a snatched Toyota corolla car with registration number KSF 40 FS and it was recovered.
On further investigation, it was discovered that one of their sponsors and receiver resides in Abuja following which the detectives moved to Abuja, tracked and arrested the said sponsor, by name Endurance Okinawa, who narrated his role in conveying and disposing of snatched exotic cars from Southern part of the Country to Abuja. His confession led to the arrest of another member of the gang by name Kingsley Opera, who also confessed meeting one of the gang members in Kuje prison Abuja in 2014, adding that when he came out of prison, he gave Tosin Abayomi the sum of #100,000 to purchase arms and AMMUNITION to continue their robbery operations unabated, but the reverse is the case.
The CP gave particulars of the suspects as Danladi Isah, 25; Yetunde Adeosun; Tobi Adeosun; Dele Obey, 35 (Benenoise); Bayo Quaheeb, 30 (Benenoise); Oluwatosin Abayomi and Abel Womiloju
CP Iliyasu stated that the success of the operation was as a result of the Command’s determination and resilience in making Ogun State a crime-free State in continuation of the Inspector General of Police’s operation criminal and arms and ammunition mop up, adding that the Command would not relent in its efforts to realize “Ogun State of our dream”.
“I hereby wish to warn those who are determined to live on crime, that Ogun State will never be a place for them to either fester or hibernate. We are going to roll out everything in our arsenal to wage war against crime and criminality in order to ensure that the good people of the State sleep with their two eyes closed. To the law abiding citizens of the State, be rest assured that your security is guaranteed all the time and you should partner with us by giving us necessary and timely information to rid the State of crime and criminality” the CP said.