Operatives of Ogun State Police Command, on February 9, 2023 arrested two (2) cousins, Damilola Famoriyo, aged 34 and Akinbayo Emmanuel Abiodun, aged 31, for robbing 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 December 13, 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.
Upon the information, the Divisional Police Officer, 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. He immediately detailed his Crack team to embark on technical and Forensic Investigation of the incident in order to unravel those behind the devilish act.
Their efforts yielded positive result on February 9, 2023, when one of the suspects, Damilola Famoriyo, who resides at New site, Awosan Fakale Ikorodu, Lagos state, 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.
During Police preliminary 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 also confessed that they usually carry out their operations in Ijebu-ode and its environs.
According to them, on December 13, 2022, they lured their victim, Amos Oyemechi Chuckwuka to carry farm products from Agoro area to the town, 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 (8) tricycles in Ijebu-ode area, and that their standby buyers resides at Ikorodu in Lagos State.
Police recovered two phones of the deceased as well as the murder weapon from them.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Frank Mba, has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.