Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 47-year-old security man, Adamu Ibrahim, for allegedly conspiring with two other men to kill and steal the sum of N3 million from his employer at Matogun area of Agbado in Ifo local government area of the state.
A statement by the command spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect who is a security man attached to Inspiration Filling Station situated at Matogun area, was arrested following a report by the duo of Ajibola Yusuf and Bakare Ifakayode, at Agbado divisional police headquarters.
According to him, the duo who identified themselves as ‘area boys’ had told the police that they received a phone call from the suspect that the manager of the fueling station will be leaving the station at about 8:00 pm with a huge amount of money running to N3 million.
“They reported further that the suspect, who described the manager and his motorcycle to them, instructed them to ambush, rob him of the money and kill him so that nobody would trace the incident to them.
“They stated further that the suspect believed that being area boys, they would be useful for him to realise his devilish plan. But they said though they are area boys, they are not armed robbers.
“Upon the information, the DPO Agbado Division SP Kehinde Kuranga advised them to continue playing along with the suspect while he detailed his detectives to be on his trail”, the statement read.
“Unknown to the suspect, he was continuously calling the duo, giving them the description of the manager and the route he will be passing through when the police swooped on him and got him arrested”.
“Initially, he denied planning any robbery with anybody, but when confronted with his supposed accomplice, he owns up to the commission of the crime”.
“On further interrogation, he confessed to the police that the two people he contracted resemble those who earlier robbed the same station years ago and that was the reason why he thought he can confide in them to carry out another robbery which he will benefit from”, the statement added.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation.
The CP also appealed to members of the public especially business owners to always have a proper background check of anyone they want to employ in order not to employ criminals unknowingly.
KanyiDaily recalls that a woman had narrated in a court how she was charmed by two men into stealing the sum of N345,930 from her employer in Lagos State.