The aged parents of a wanted robbery suspect are in police net in Ogun State over alleged illegal possession of firearms. George Dada, said to be an octogenarian and his 64-year old wife, Sidikat, were also alleged to be shielding their son said to be on the wanted list of police.
Police, findings revealed that the couple are parents to a wanted armed robber suspect, Adeyemi, who was at large. According to the Ogun State police commissioner, the couple were arrested following the discovery of some guns and ammunition hidden in their residence located at 21 Obarinwa Street, Aiyegbami, Ago-Iwoye.
Okoye said, “The DPO of Ago-Iwoye, Stephen Iriavbijeh, got information that suggested that the couple’s son, one Adeyemi Dada, is a robbery suspect and he led a team to conduct the search… On getting there, the suspect was not seen but, while executing the search warrant, one cut-to-size gun, two locally made pistols and 16 live cartridges were recovered in his mother’s wardrobe.
“Thus the arrest of the two of them in whose possession the firearms were found for thorough interrogation.” The commissioner said the couple might be charged to court if the culpability of the allegation against them was established.