The Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Ondo State Command, has arrested two masquerades identified as Sheriff Ojo and Muhammad Lukman for allegedly stealing ₦370,000.00 after assaulting one Adinoyi Mohammed and took his belonging, including the money.
As gathered, the suspects attacked Mohammed with cutlass and inflicted injury on him before dispossessing him of his belongings and fled the scene of the incident.
Confirming the development, the command’s spokesperson, Funmi Odulami, said that the two suspects carried out the attack at Melenge Community, Ipele town in Owo council area of the state.
She said that ”the two suspects paraded themselves as Masquerades, inflicted injury with cutlasses on one Adinoyi Mohammed ‘m’, dispossessed him of the sum of ₦370,000.00, a handset valued ₦32,000.00 and a shirt valued ₦2,500.00.
“They also inflicted injury on the victims father, Saliu Ajayi. Two cutlasses, Charms and Masquerade clothes were recovered from them. The two suspects had been arrested and will soon be charged to Court while effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing ones,” she said in a statement on Wednesday.
In a related development, a 39-year-old scavenger, Badiru lbrahim, has allegedly killed a landlord in Ore, Odigbo council area of Ondo, identified as Arise lkuesan, for disallowing him to pick iron rod from his compound.
It was learnt that the scavenger hit an iron rod on the forehead of the 45-year-old deceased during an argument over the invasion of his privacy without his consent.
Odunlami said “On 13th September, 2021, at about 1600hrs, a report was made at Ore Divisional Headquarters that a scavenger, Basiru Ibrahim ‘m’ 39 years old hit an iron rod on the forehead of one Arise Ikuesan ‘m’ 45 years old, now deceased, after trying to stop the scavenger from picking iron rod in his compound.
“Upon the receipt of the information, Detectives swung into action and arrested the suspect who confessed committing the crime.