A suspected robber has died and three others fled after a spectacular counter-attack by the irate students of Ekiti State University.
Police operatives of the Ekiti RRS were first alerted that a number of armed men had approached the Students’ Hostels Opposite Ekiti State University, Iworoko-Ekiti.
After the robbery, the suspects fled and escaped with the Students’ valuables such as Laptops, Phones, and Money but one suspected armed robber was captured.
In a press statement e-signed by the Command’s Spokesperson, ASP Abutu Sunday released to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, (NAOSNP) stated that “On Sunday 13th June 2021 at about 0430hrs, a distress call was received by the Command’s Rapid Response Squad (RRS) that an armed robbery incident was going on in one of the Students’ Hostels Opposite Ekiti State University, Iworoko-Ekiti.”
According to Abutu, “The Operatives of the RRS were immediately deployed to the scene of the incident. But on getting to the scene, it was discovered that one of the Armed Robbers, Sunday Oluwasola, had already been captured by the irate Students and beaten to stupor while, the other suspects escaped with the Students’ valuables such as Laptops, Phones, and Money.”
“The captured suspect, Sunday Oluwasola, was eventually rescued by the Operatives and taken to the hospital for medical treatment.”
The Command’s Spokesman revealed that “During interrogation, Sunday Oluwasola confessed to the commission of the crime and mentioned one Tochukwu, Michael and Tomiwa, surnames yet unknown, as his other gang members who fled the scene.
The suspect, Sunday Oluwasola, later developed complications possibly on account of the beating and died at about 0200hrs of June 14th, 2021.”
Meanwhile, his corpse has been deposited in the morgue for post morterm while effort is ongoing to apprehend the fleeing suspects.
Items recovered from the suspects are: two locally made barrel guns, two cutlasses, two players and two human images calved with wood.