Osogbo – Detectives from Osun State Police Command have recovered another set of 20 vehicles allegedly snatched from unsuspecting people of the state by the four-member gang of armed robbers.
It would be recalled that 19 vehicles were also recovered from the same gang in January this years before the recovery of this set of 20.
The State Police Commissioner, Fimihan Adeoye, disclosed this to newsmen in Osogbo while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the command findings.
The suspects are Kehinde Badmus (the ring leader) Adeleke Timothy, Akoodu Olufemi and Adenle Babatunde Olusola.
Adeoye said in addition to 19 vehicles that the command announced it recovers from the syndicate on Jan. 31, further investigation lead to the recovery of additional 20 vehicles.
“On 31st of January, we announced the recovery of some vehicles by operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Osun Command.
“The police detectives not relenting on their efforts recovered 20 additional vehicles stolen by the same gang. We also discovered that they did not only steal vehicles but are also involved in armed robbery.
“The stolen vehicles’ number plates and their colors, had already been changed but the vehicles were recovered through their chassis and engine numbers.
“We are not resting on our oars as investigation are still ongoing to recover more vehicles and we hereby appeal to people whose cars were stolen to check at the command if their vehicles are part of the ones recovered,” he said.
He said eight identified persons, whose cars are part of the recovered vehicles, were already at the command to collect their vehicles, urging newsmen to help notify the public about the recovered vehicles.
In the same vein, a 25-year-old man was also paraded by the police for breaking into a house in Osogbo, where he was alleged to have stolen a DVD player and two handsets.
He was said to have committed the offence in January and was arrested a month after with the stolen items and a cutlass used in his operation recovered from him.
The police Spokesperson, DSP Folashade Odoro, said the suspect would be charged to court after completion of investigation by the police.