Ondo: Police arrest masqueraders for robbery

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The police in Ondo State have arrested two masqueraders who allegedly robbed residents of Melege community in Owo Local Government Area of the state.

The masqueraders identified as Sheriff Ojo and Muhammed Lukman were arrested after they allegedly robbed one Adinoyi Mohammed of N370, 000 and his mobile handset.

Spokesperson for the state police command, Funmi Odulami, confirmed the incident.

“The two suspects who paraded themselves as masqueraders, inflicted injury with cutlasses on one Adinoyi Mohammed, dispossessed him of the sum of ₦370,000.00, a handset valued ₦32,000.00 and a shirt valued at ₦2,500.00.”

“They also inflicted injury on the victim’s father, Saliu Ajayi before leaving the scene of the incident but they were apprehended by security agents within the town.

“Two cutlasses, charms and masquerade clothes were recovered from them and the two suspects had been arrested and will soon be charged to court while effort is ongoing to arrest the other fleeing masqueraders.”