Oyo State Police Command, on Friday, paraded 21 suspected armed robbers, among whom was a syndicate, that killed a middle-aged man identified as Makanjuola Ogedengbe and raped his two daughters at Apaatuku/Onireke village, Akobo in Lagelu Local Government area of the state.
The victims were 14 and 10 years old respectively.
The Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, who paraded them at the command’s headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, said the suspects were assisting the police with useful information.
Osifeso said the suspects, who were armed with dangerous weapons, invaded the area on Sunday, May 14, 2023, around 2 am and dispossessed residents of their valuables while the deceased was shot at close range.
He said, “On May 14, 2023, at about 0400hrs, a group of armed robbers invaded Apaatuku/Onireke at Akobo area in Ibadan and robbed residents of their valuables.
The assailants killed one Makanjuola Ogedengbe and raped his two daughters, aged 14 years and 10 years respectively during the incident.
“The case was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku for discreet investigation. During the investigation, it was revealed that one Ibrahim Rasaq ‘m’ 31 years, one Abiodun Olalekan ‘m’ 32 years, and one Abolade Morenikeji ‘m’ 34 years, who were earlier arrested in connection with the armed robbery operation at Sawia Estate at Ogbere in Ibadan, which was reported on April 16, 2023, were the same gang who invaded Apaatuku/Onireke community.
“The two daughters of the deceased were allegedly raped by Abolade Morenikeji ‘m’ and one Sodiq ‘m’ respectively. The said Sodiq, who was the group’s alleged leader was killed in the operation by the community security guards. The assailants also shot at the community’s night guard who is currently receiving treatment.
“On June 16 2023 at about 03300hrs, one Adebayo Salami ‘m’ who is a major receiver/informant of the group and landlord at Ajara Olohunda, Akobo in Ibadan was arrested in connection with the case.
“During interrogation, he confessed to having invited the group for the robbery operation at the Apaatuku area where one Makanjuola Ogedengbe ‘m’ was killed and his two daughters ages 14 and 10 years were deflowered by the robbery gang during the operation.”
The police also paraded other suspects for various crimes including armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearms, items suspected to be Indian hemp and attempted murder.