Uniosun student and his brother, arrested for robbing their neighbor
Iyiola Kazeem (19) and Iyiola Rilwan (21) have been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for alleged armed robbery at Oluwole Fagbote Street, Ota after attacking Oluwafemi Imafidon and Yetunde, who lived with the suspects.
Rilwan, a 200-level student of Political Science student of a university in Osun State, said he was desperate to raise money so he could go to another institution because the course he was studying presently was allegedly forced on him.
The suspects stormed the couple’s apartment around 2am on Thursday, wearing masks and wielding cutlasses. Oluwafemi was said to have resisted the suspects’ request which resulted in a struggle.
“I struggled with one and was able to push him to the wall, while the other cut me with a cutlass. Despite the blood coming out from my body, I kept struggling with him. I succeeded in removing the mask he used.
That was when I realised he was my neigbour,” Oluwafemi said. The case was reported to the police, who arrested the suspects. Rilwan said, “Political Science is not the course I wanted.
I told my father that I wanted to change my course of study, but he ignored me. I have been given admission in a university in Ekiti and I have started the processing. I need money to pay the acceptance and school fees.
I came up with the idea of robbing the couple since the wife sells laptops. My initial plan was to stay in the attic till there was no one in the house, and then I would go down to steal their valuables.
I created an entrance from our apartment to theirs a night before.” Also, Kazeem, a National Diploma holder, said he bought into his brother’s idea because he needed a laptop.