…recover gun, stolen motorcycle, mobile phones

Men of the Ondo state Police Command have arrested a 22-year-old suspected armed robber and rapist, Johnson Joseph, in Bolorunduro, Ondo East Local Government Area of the state.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, who disclosed the arrest of the suspect said his arrest followed a complaint of rape and armed robbery that was lodged at the station by one of his victims.

He explained that Joseph was apprehended after robbing a woman of the sum of N102,000 and phone at gun point after raping her.

According to the PPRO, Joseph, who pretended to be a good Samaritan, approached the victim who was stranded and offered to help her.

She, however, said the suspect turned around to rob the woman of her money and phone and raped her at gunpoint after taking the victim to an uncompleted building.

She said the incident was reported at the police station while Police Operatives on routine patrol in the Command swung into action and the suspect was arrested.

The PPRO said “During interrogation, the suspect confessed to have robbed many people of their belongings and valuables in the past.

“Four of his victims were contacted through their recovered phones from the suspect and all of them identified Joseph to have attacked and robbed them of their belongings.”

She said a black unregistered TVS ladies motorcycle, One cut to size gun with bullets, six mobile phones and a POS machine were recoverd from him.

Odunlami said the suspect will be charged to court after the conclusion of investigation.

Culled from tribuneonlineng.com

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