30-Yr-Old Robber Who Killed Oyo Lawmaker Lands In Police Net

The long arm of the law has caught up with a 30-year-old suspected armed robber, Kola Arobiole who fired the shot that claimed the life of Hon. Gideon Aremu, a member of the Oyo State House of Assembly.

Reports say the suspect was nabbed by men of the Oyo State Police Command Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, in connection with another robbery attack involving a motorbike.

In his confessional statement, Arobiole who was paraded with other suspects at the Command Headquarters said it was true that he killed Hon. Aremu when he held on to his accomplice whom he identified during the attack but he didn’t know that he was a lawmaker.

Arobiole said: “I did not know that he was a serving Honourable and it was one of my friends, now late, that invited us for the job. When Hon. Aremu saw us with gun, he held tight onto the guy who invited us because he (Aremu) recognised him. That was why I shot him.

“I did not take any money from the late Hon. Aremu, but we robbed him of his phone. I was arrested for another case of robbery with my other two friends – Taofeek Bashiru (28) and Suliman Oladiti (27) – while the other guy with us is currently at large. We were arrested for snatching a Bajaj motorcycle bike.”

Confirming the arrest of the suspect, Abiodun Odude, the state Commissioner of Police, said Arobiole who had been on the wanted list of the police for being among the armed robbery gang who robbed and gruesomely murdered Aremu will soon be charged to court for his crimes.


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