The Kwara State Police Command on Tuesday paraded a youth corps member serving in the state and one other for alleged armed robbery.
According to the police, the suspects whose names were given as Ajayi Joshua Oluwatosin and Taofeek Tobi Adesina, were armed with guns when they invaded a phone shop along Taiwo road, Ilorin, the Kwara state capital on October 1, allegedly carting away no fewer than 35 cell phones and phone accesories in the process.
Speaking to journaalists on Tuesday, Kwara state Police Command spokesperson, DSP Fabode Olufemi said the stolen phones were valued at N400,000, adding that the suspects allegedly disposessed their victim of a sum of N8,850.
“The two suspects who initially pretended as customers later held the owner of the shop hostage at gun point. They tied the victim’s two hands and sealed her mouth with cello tape to prevent her from raising alarm after which they ransacked the shop.”
However, on receiving the information, police patrol team was immediately drafted to the scene and with the assistance of some passers-by, the youth corps member ran out of luck as he was pursued and eventually nabbed while his colleague escaped with their loots. After intensive manhunt for the fleeing suspect, he was later traced to a hideout at Laduba area where he was arrested with a locally made double barrel pistol, two live cartridges.”
“Similarly, when his residence at Niger road was searched, one battle axe and a machete were recovered.”
So far, there has been no statement from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) about the identity of the suspect police said is a youth corps member.