The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ambrose Aisabor, says four male students of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State, have been arrested for alleged involvement in armed robbery.
Aisabor stated on Tuesday that the suspects – Olawuyi Babatunde, Osadahin Matthew, Bamikole Emmanuel and one other, identified simply as Adebisi – robbed one Adeolu Emmanuel.
The commissioner said one of the suspects was a neighbour to the victim.
Parading the four suspects and three other suspects in Ilorin, the CP said the command was worried about increasing involvement of students of tertiary institutions in the state in crime.
Aisabor said, “During interrogation, the suspects confessed to being members of a cult group – Eiye Confraternity. The suspects will be arraigned in court soon.”
He also said officials of the command recovered two AK-47 rifles, which were left behind by some hoodlums in a bush around Offa poly as the police chased them.
He also said the command saved a suspected mad man from being lynched by an irate mob. He warned residents of the state to avoid lynching suspected kidnappers or suspected criminals, adding, “Madness is not synonymous with criminality.”
Aisabor insisted that the command would not condone lynching of suspects and urged the public to report any suspected criminal to a nearby police station.
“Policemen will be justified to use firearms on a mob which attempt to lynch a suspect,” the commissioner added.