A 21-one-yr-outdated undergraduate of a college in Osun State, Rilwan Iyiola, stated he created a path to the attic of his neigbhours’ condominium a day earlier than he and his brother, Kazeem Iyiola, 19, robbed the victims.
Rilwan, a 200-stage pupil of Political Science, mentioned he was determined to lift cash so he may go to a different establishment as a result of the course he was learning presently was allegedly pressured on him.
The victims had been recognized as a pair, Oluwafemi Imafidon and Yetunde, who lived with the suspects on Oluwole Fagbote Avenue, Ota, Ogun State.
We learnt that the brothers, who wore masks, stormed the couple’s house round 2am on Thursday, wielding cutlasses. They reportedly requested the victims to submit their laptops and different belongings.
Oluwafemi was stated to have resisted the suspects’ request which resulted in a battle between him and one of many brothers.
“I struggled with one and was capable of push him to the wall, whereas the opposite reduce me with a cutlass. Regardless of the blood popping out from my physique, I stored fighting him. I succeeded in eradicating the masks he used. That was once I realised he was my neigbour. He and his confederate, who later turned to be his brother, finally escaped. They got here in via the attic of the shop,” Oluwafemi, who’s receiving remedy in a hospital within the space, informed us.
Our correspondents gathered that the case was reported to the Divisional Police Officer, Onipanu Police Station, CSP Muyideen Obe, who led a workforce that arrested the suspects.
Rilwan stated he took to the crime as a result of he wanted cash to finish the processing of one other admission to a college in Ekiti State.
He mentioned, “Political Science shouldn’t be the course I wished. I advised my father that I needed to vary my course of research, however he ignored me. I’ve been given admission in a college in Ekiti and I’ve began the processing. I want cash to pay the acceptance and faculty charges.
“I got here up with the thought of robbing the couple for the reason that spouse sells laptops. My preliminary plan was to remain within the attic until there was nobody in the home, after which I’d go right down to steal their valuables. I created an entrance from our condo to theirs an evening earlier than.”
Additionally, Kazeem, a Nationwide Diploma holder, stated he purchased into his brother’s thought as a result of he wanted a laptop computer.
He stated, “I wanted a laptop computer and my brother instructed that we should always rob our neighbours. Since I might be capable of get a laptop computer for myself, I agreed to the deal.”
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, mentioned the suspects could be transferred to the Particular Anti-Theft Squad in Eleweran, Abeokuta.
“The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the instant switch of the suspects to SARS. He additionally assured residents of the state of enough safety earlier than, throughout and after Yuletide,” Oyeyemi added.
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