Robbery victim petitions Osun CP over alleged release of suspects
An armed robbery victim, Mr. Taiwo Edward, has petitioned Osun State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode over the alleged release of suspects involved in the incident by the Ayedade Divisional Police Headquarters, Ikire.
Edward’s counsel, Olawale Ojoge-Daniel in the petition, dated December 3, demanded that the matter be transferred, adding that the case is being treated with levity.
He alleged that the matter is being handled with utmost indifference with a view to compromising justice in favour of the numerous suspects involved in the robbery incident, which took place on November 28, and reported the next day, November 29, 2021, at Ayedade Police Division, Ikire.
Edward and others were said to have been conveying bags of rice on November 28, and on getting to Ikire in front of Ayedade Grammar School, around 10:00 p.m., they met a large number of suspected armed robbers, who intercepted them, hijacked the two vehicles they used in transporting the rice while wielding dangerous weapons like guns and cutlasses.
Parts of the petition read: “Our client (Edward) and his colleagues were dispossessed of their valuables, bags of rice, huge cash and our client were even made to do the transfer of N20,000 cash from his wife’s account to an account provided by one of the suspects by name: Tirimisiyu Oguntolu, aka Alagba.
“We, therefore, petition your good office (Osun CP) to promptly call for the case file of the above robbery matter reported by our client at the above mentioned Police Division, which complaint is being treated with levity and utmost indifference with a view to compromising justice in favour of the suspects involved in the robbery incident.
“Some of the suspects were arrested but treated like royal rogues, released without due process while the police have done little or nothing to arrest the fleeing members albeit some exhibits have been equally recovered as well.
“The crux of the matter now is that the Ikire Police Division released armed robbery prime suspect: Mr. Tirimisiyu Oguntolu aka Alagba and is now foot-dragging while our client is being called upon to give up the case by settling amicably against his wish and thereby compromising justice. Hence, this petition for immediate transfer of the case without further delay.”
The Police Public Relations Officer of Osun State Command, DSP Yemisi Opalola did not pick calls put through to her telephone number nor reply to text messages sent to her.