The Ondo state Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, has confirmed the arrest of a couple of SARS officers who were on duty when two robbery suspects escaped prison in handcuffs.
The suspects identified as Rotimi Adeyeye and Adeoye Bukola who were both arrested after they broke into the house of one Samuel Arifalo in the Ijoka area of Akure, and robbed him of some valuables on April 30, 2018, escaped from a cell of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Ondo State Police Command.
According to a police source, the pair who were arrested for cultism instead of robbery were later handed over to men of the Special Anti-Cultism Squad in Akure, who kept them in custody for 16 days.
The source said; “Some residents of the area informed the state Commissioner of Police about the matter and the commissioner directed that the suspects be transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
“On Monday, the suspects escaped from police cell with handcuffs in their hands. Till now, the police have yet to get them.”
The state PPRO who confirmed that the suspects were not arrested for robbery, but for stealing and burglary, revealed that investigation into the escape of the pair have begun.
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