Two cousin arrested for murder, armed robbery
By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested two cousins, Damilola Famoriyo (34) and Akinbayo Emmanuel Abiodun (31) for rubbing one Amos Oyemechi Chuckwuka of his tricycle, killed him and dump his corpse at a riverbank in Ijebu-ode.
The suspects were arrested following an information received by policemen attached to Obalende Divisional Headquarters, Ijebu Ode, on the 13th of December 2022, that a dead body which was later identified as that of a tricycle rider was found on the riverbank at Agoro area of Ijebu Ode, according to the state’s Police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi.
“Upon the information, the DPO Obalende Division, SP Murphy Salami led his detectives to the scene, where it was discovered that the deceased was matcheted to death after which his tricycle was taken away.
The DPO, there and then detailed his crack team to embarked on technical and forensic investigation of the incident in order to unravel those behind the devilish act.
“Their efforts yielded positive result on the 9th of February 2023, when one of the suspects, Damilola Famoriyo, who reside at New Site, Awosan Fakale Ikorodu Lagos was arrested with the deceased’s phone.
“His arrest led to the apprehension of his accomplice, who is also his cousin, Akinbayo Emmanuel Abiodun of Road 1, Block A, Maya, Ikorodu Lagos State.
“On interrogation, the two suspects confessed to the commission of the crime.
“In their statements, they confessed been a 2-man syndicate who specialized in snatching motorcycles and tricycles.
“They confessed further that they always carry out their robbery operation in Ijebu Ode and its environs.
“According to them, on the 13th of December 2022, they lured the victim Amos Oyemechi Chuckwuka to carry their farm products from Agoro area to the town, and they agreed on a price. But on getting to Agoro/Ikangba road, they stopped him and snatched the tricycle from him.
“It was when the deceased tried to struggle with them that they matcheted him to death and dragged his corpse to the riverbank where they dumped him.
“They informed the police further that they have snatched up to eight tricycles in Ijebu Ode area, and that their standby buyers are residing at Ikorodu in Lagos State.
“Recovered from them are two phones of the deceased as well as the cutlass they used to kill him.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Frank Mba, has directed that the suspects be transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation,” Oyeyemi said.