Residents foil robbery attack, apprehend two suspects

Residents of Iju-Abekoko in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State have arrested two of the three suspects who allegedly burgled a house in the community.
The suspects, who gained access into the apartment through a rear window at about 1pm, were arrested following the suspicious moves noticed by one of the residents shortly after the suspects entered the premises.
One of the two arrested suspects, a notorious robber, simply identified as Samodi, was found at the Sango Police Area Command, Sango, to have bullet scars around his abdominal region. When interrogated, the suspect claimed he was once shot by his friend, one Shola Fayomi, a son of the former head of the vigilance group in the area, Ibrahim Fayomi.
But Shola’s mother, Mrs. Sunbo Fayomi, told our correspondent that Samodi was only assisted to get to the hospital by her husband, when he was shot by an unidentified gunmen.
Meanwhile, the community has in the last eight months, witnessed violent robbery attacks that have left, at least, six people dead.
Some elders of the community, who spoke to our correspondent, fingered Fayomi for the frequent robbery attacks.
They alleged that since the community suspended him as the head of the local security group, following increase in robbery cases incidents in the area, Fayomi started “masterminding high profile robbery attacks” which have since claimed six people within eight months.
One of the community leaders, who did not want his name mentioned, told our correspondent, “Since we asked him (Fayomi) to go; that he was no longer needed as the head of our vigilance group, we have been recording series of deaths through robbery attacks.
“We then engaged the services of Vigilance Service of Ogun (VSO), as we were advised by the Ajuwon Police Division. Yet, Fayomi did not stay off the operations of the VSO as he went to join the service. It was later we got to know that he was not actually a member; he had only been impersonating.”
Our correspondent also learnt that, while Fayomi was parading himself as a member of VSO, he was allegedly obstructing the operations of the officers.
Following his alleged link with Samodi, Fayomi was arrested and detained at the State Police Command Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, the state
capital.
Fayomi’s wife decried the allegations leveled against her husband and son, which saw both of them remanded in prison.