Two motorcycle snatchers nabbed for killing ‘Okada’ rider
NEWS DIGEST – Two suspected motorcycle snatchers, Mutiu Azeez and Afolabi Mayowa who allegedly killed a commercial motorcycle operator popularly known as Okada, Olatokun Mayowa at Iragbiji in Osun State have been apprehended by the police.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Fimihan Adeoye paraded the suspects at the headquarters of the Osun State Police Command in Osogbo, the state capital.
The Police boss said the 37-year-old Mutiu who is popular known as Tombolo and his 36-year-old accomplice, Mayowa have confessed that they murdered the motorcyclist and stole his bike.
Adeoye said “Information came to the police through the Palace of the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba Abdul Rasheed Olabomi, that an unknown corpse was discovered at a community around Osaji village farm along Egbeda road via Iragbiji.
“The corpse was met tied on a cocoa tree with rope and was seriously injured on his head. The deceased was later identified to be one motorcyclist named Olatokun Mayowa, a male, aged 21 years.
“In the course of investigation, Mutiu Azeez aka Tombolo and Afolabi Mayowa were arrested and the two suspects confessed in their statements that they were responsible for the death of the deceased.”
Adeoye said the suspects also confessed that they stole the motorcycle after killing Mayowa. “They tied the deceased with a rope on his neck to a tree before victim was hit with a stone to death,” he added.
Also, another set of motorcycle snatchers comprising an 18-year-old Opeyemi Adeyinka and a 21-year-old Isiaka Azeez, were also paraded for killing another commercial motorcycle operator at Ila, and for stealing the bike of the deceased.
Similarly, the CP paraded another gang comprising of a 21-year-old Adekanye Taofeek and a 28-year-old man, Ademoyegun Femi for snatching motorcycles in the Modakeke/Ife axis of the state.
The commissioner of Police said the suspects would be arraigned in court and prosecuted adequately to serve as deterrent to other criminals.
Adeoye warned commercial motorcycle operators to be wary of criminals who are in the habit of luring them to secluded areas on the pretext of hiring them.