Photos: Police arrest runaway member of armed robbery gang who robbed and murdered Oyo lawmaker
Men of the Oyo State Police Command have arrested one Kola Arobiole, a runaway member of the armed robbery gang, which robbed and gruesomely murdered an Oyo lawmaker.
Arobiole, 30, notoriously known as Judgment, was among 22 suspected criminals paraded by Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Abiodun Odude, at Eleyele, Ibadan, on Wednesday, November 22.
The suspect purportedly fired the bullet that killed Gideon Aremu, who represented Oorelope state constituency in the eight Oyo State House of Assembly, on July 1, 2016 at his Alakia residence, Ibadan.
Recall that four members of the gang suspects were arrested last year in connection with the murder.
“The notorious robber was arrested in his criminal hideout at Aisegba area of Ekiti State, after sneaking into the state and led another armed robbery gang to snatch a motorcycle from its owner at Egbeda area of the state,” said Odude.
The suspect told newsmen that he shot Gideon Aremu because he gave them problem. According to him, when the gang members wanted to rob him in front of his house, he (Aremu) grabbed one of them, Toibu, the informant that invited the gang members to Alakia for the operation.
“He held on to Toibu and was shouting ‘thief, thief, thief’ because he knew him. Toibu also lived at Alakia. But Toib is dead. When the man raised the alarm, if we did not do anything, anything could have happened to us there. But we did not know he was a lawmaker. We only wanted to collect money from him because we were hungry. It was around some minutes to eight o’clock in the evening. It is true that I shot him, but he did not have cash on him, we only went away with his phone.” he said.