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Police Arrest ‘Armed Robber’ at Church’s Retreat




A suspected armed robber was Saturday morning arrested by policemen attached to the Ilemba Hausa Police at a church’s retreat in Ojo.

The suspect identified as Wasiu Kamarudeen, 19, a resident of 8, Olaniyi Street Iyalode in Ilogbo was said to have gone to the Jakande open field venue of a three-day retreat organised by the St. Patrick Catholic Renewal Church around 6:20am with three others.
It was gathered that members had contacted the police after sighting a motorcycle with registration number Ogun AKM749WP, carrying three suspicious passengers into the retreat ground.
Although the passengers mingled with the crowd, policemen deployed were able to apprehend Kamarudeen who allegedly had a locally made short gun with a live cartridge on him.
According to police spokesman Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), the policemen recovered the operational motorcycle, adding that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has been tasked to fish out other members of the gang.
Meanwhile, a 37-year-old man on Friday night allegedly committed suicide in Ikorodu.
Seyi Onayemi, a resident of 7th Avenue, Rofo Estate, Odogunyan was said to have consumed poisonous substance suspected to be sniper insecticide inside his room.
It was learnt that the man who left a suicide note behind allegedly killed himself as a result of frustration.
Homicide detectives were said to have visited the scene, evacuated the body and took the note away.

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