Police arrest armed robbery kingpin in Osun

Yinka Salaam, Osogbo

A notorious robber, Wale Akinsola has been arrested by the Osun State Command of the Nigeria Police Force.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Folasade Odoro said Akinsola was arrested on Friday evening at the New World Hotel in Ipetumodu town where he was drinking beer.

She said Akinsola, an ex-convict is popularly known as Bishop and that it took the collective efforts of policemen and local vigilante group in the community to arrest the suspect.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Fimihan Adeoye said the arrest was a clear warning that Osun could not be a safe haven for criminals.

He explained that Akinsola had earlier escaped arrest at a scene of robbery where one of his gang members Azeez Oyeyemi was arrested with two locally made pistols.

Adeoye said the suspects would be prosecuted in court after the completion of investigation by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

He assured that members of Akinsola’s gang and all other armed robbers terrorising the state would soon be apprehended and brought to book in due course.