Three suspected armed robbers have been arrested by the police for invading the house of Mohammed Usman and dispossessed him of N800,000 at Oorsha Fulani Camp, Ilorin.
The State Police Spokesman, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Ilorin, the state capital.
Okasanmi said Usman and his wife were viciously attacked by the suspects; Mohammed Bello, Mohamed Bello and Abubakar Mohammed, with several matchete cuts inflicted on their heads and bodies.
According to the PPRO, the armed robbers stormed Uman’s residence after they were tipped off by his neighbour Abubakar Mohammed that he had sold his cows worth N800,000 earlier in the day.
“This information prompted the armed robbers to carry out the deadly attack on the victims, following which they were dispossessed of the proceeds of the sold cows and the suspects disappeared into the bush,” Okasanmi said.
He said the police commissioner Tuesday Assayomo then ordered a discreet investigation following the attack.
“The investigation yielded positive results, as the Command’s Tactical teams in conjunction with vigilante and local hunters started a relentless combing of the bushes, in the cause of which Mohammed Bello, Mohamed Bello and Abubakar Mohammed were arrested.”
Okasanmi said the suspects confessed to the crime during interrogation and took the investigators to their armory where one AK-47 rifle, one cut-to-size locally made pistol and one mask were recovered.
“Efforts are still in progress towards arresting the leader of the gang who is still at large,” the statement said.
He added that the suspects would be charged to court at the conclusion of the investigation.