……..•Says he got N4,000 phone after plot was disposed for N1.4 million
By Dayo Johnson, Akure
WHEN he was paraded alongside 15 other suspects, many had wondered what could have pushed him into committing such a heinous crime against his blood brother.
Innocent looking, Dayo Adegbohun, 21, was arrested for allegedly organizing a gang of armed robbers to attack his brother for allegedly depriving him of his share of a family land that was sold.
Adegbohun, a generator repairer, confessed to Sunday Vanguard in Akure, Ondo State capital that, for refusing to part with reasonable amount of money from the sale of a family land, he arranged a gang to rob his brother in Okitipupa area of the state.
He said that he decided to teach his brother the lesson of his life after he cheated him of his alleged share of the proceeds from the land sale.
The suspect lamented that his brother only gave him a telephone worth N4000 from the sale of fthe amily land worth N1.4m.
However, after robbing his brother, he confessed that the gang he contracted the job to, gave him N100,000 out of the N780,000 stolen from the sibling’s apartment.
According to him, the brother, who sold the family land, had earlier agreed to set him up in business after the sale of the land but reneged.
He said he was pissed off because his brother was the one who encouraged him to learn a trade only to snub him after the land was sold.
“My brother told me not to go back to Lagos, and that he will open a shop for me. I followed him to sell a family land. But instead of giving me money to open the shop, he took me to Okitipupa and bought Nokia phone for me,” Adegbohun narrated.
“I told my friends that my brother had cheated me on our family land. I told them to get my own share of the money for me.
“The total amount of money with him was N1.4million. But I told them to collect only half of the money. I told them not to kill him because he is my blood brother.”
His alleged accomplice, Sola Ogunyemi, confirmed that they were contacted by Adegbohun “to help rob his brother because he was cheated after a parcel of family land was sold” .
Ogunyemi, who claimed to be an ex-convict, said he robbed the brother and shared the money among his gang members.
Meanwhile, 14 other suspected armed robbers were also paraded by the state police command.
The suspects were allegedly picked up in different parts of Ondo State by the police, acting on tip- off.
Police Commissioner in the state, Hilda Harrison, said the suspects were arrested in Akure, Okipupa, Oka-Akoko and Igbokoda.
The suspects include Amabami Monday, Enetufo Ajinde, Patrick Emmanuel, Daisi Enetufo, Anifowose Alaba and Segun Matowobunmi.
Others are Soji Akintokun, Olowolayemo Obebe, Olajide Olatayo, Amonimo Johnson, Tunbosun Ibitoye, Damilare Oyepo and Abiola Omolafe.
Items recovered from the suspects, according to the commissioner, include guns, axes, live cartridges, charms and mobile phones.
The police boss said the suspects had confessed to crimes and that all of them would soon be charged to court.
In another development, a student of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Tosin Olusanya, a.k.a ‘Target’, who was said to have initiated many of her secondary school mates into cultism, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by an Akure High Court for cultism and gang-rape.
His jail sentence came after weeks of trial.
Tosin, 22, who claimed to have belonged to the Eiye cult, was himself initiated when he was in secondary school.
The convict, according to the prosecution counsel, Mr Remi Olatubora, was notorious for arranging the gang-raping of any girl to be initiated by not less than ten boys and also in the habit of putting red pepper into the private part of the female convert, the act they called ‘baptism of fire’.