The Ogun State Police command on Wednesday paraded a teenage nursing mother, Fausat Adeosun, for aiding and abetting her husband, Ismail, in his alleged robbery operations.
Ismail Adeosun, 26, is wanted by the police for his alleged involvement in armed robbery and murder. He has been on the run since Monday when the police stormed his wife’s Ago-Ika, Abeokuta residence, where they recovered a locally-made gun.
The police also paraded Ismail’s 15-year-old younger brother, Tobi Adeosun, who was alleged to have hidden the recovered gun and Fausat’s elder sister, 23-year-old Iyabode.
The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, while parading the suspect said the teenage mother, her husband’s younger brother and other suspects were arrested when the state Anti-Robbery Squad swooped on the suspects’ home.
“This woman (teenage nursing mother) has been keeping the guns for her husband. His (Ismail’s) 15-year-old brother here is the armourer of the gang,” Okoye said.
Speaking to newsmen, Fausat said she did not know that her husband was an armed robber until recently, adding that following her recent discovery of her husband’s involvement in armed robbery, Ismail allegedly threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone.
“On Sunday, he came to me and I was away to church and I asked him whether he had removed his gun from my house because we don’t live together. But he said he and his friend, Danladi, were around to pick the ‘load’. I never knew he was a robber until he brought the gun to my house,” Fausat said.
“He asked me whether I had told anybody and even threatened to kill me if I informed anybody and that he would run away and leave me to suffer in his stead. The police came on Monday and asked me of the gun but I told them his brother had taken the gun away. That was how I was arrested. He (Ismail) was arrested in Ibadan recently for attempting to bail a friend. He had been arrested for the possession of fire arms before.”
Ismail’s younger brother, Tobi, told journalists that the alleged runaway robber’s wife instructed him to hide the gun when she saw the police coming to search their residence.
“It was his (Ismail’s) wife who used to help him to keep his guns. That day when the police came, his wife, Fausat, told me to hide the gun behind a block beside the house. It was wrapped inside a piece of cloth and when the police came, I told them everything and even took them to where the gun was hidden.
“At first I lied to the police because I was scared and I had never experienced such before. I never knew my brother was a robber until that day,” he said.