A graduate of Agricultural Economics and Extension from a university in Oyo State, Segun Oluwalogbon, aka Badoo, has been arrested by the men of the Osun State Police Command for allegedly snatching a motorcycle from a commercial motorcyclist, identified simply as Jimoh.

The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, who paraded Oluwalogbon, said the motorcycle, with number plate, Osun GNN 570 QJ, and one cutlass, were recovered from the suspect.
Adeoye said the suspect, who graduated in 2004, boarded the motorcycle on January 1, 2017, from the Olaiya area to the Onward area of Osogbo, but suddenly asked the rider to turn to another area before he got to his destination.

The CP stated that the rider refused and he was beaten up by the suspect and members of his gang, who were already waiting for them, adding that the motorcycle was snatched.

He stated that the rider later saw some members of a vigilance group on a patrol near the scene and narrated his ordeal to them. The men were said to have chased the suspect and his cohorts. He was arrested, while members of his gang escaped.

The motorcycle rider, Jimoh, said Badoo and his gang members beat him mercilessly before they took away his motorcycle.

The CP also said another complainant had reported to the police that Badoo had, on October 22, 2016, inflicted injuries on him with a cutlass and snatched his phone, valued at N2,000 and snatched N20,000 cash.

The CP said a cult member, who was already in the custody of the police, known as Small Mutiu, identified Badoo to be a member of the Eiye Confraternity.

Speaking further, the CP said apart from Badoo, the command also arrested 14 other suspects allegedly involved in armed robbery and snatching of motorcycles.

Adeoye said his men also arrested three suspects – Tijani Kazeem, Tijani Wake, and Ganiyu Muyiwa –  in Ile Ife, for allegedly stealing telecommunications cable.

He stated that a locally-made gun; one pair of handcuffs; saw blades, cutlasses and one Honda Accord, were recovered from the suspects.

However, Badoo denied the allegation of snatching a motorcycle. He also denied being a cult member.

He said he was given the nickname Badoo because he assisted many youths to get connected to the Bado website.

Oluwalogbon said he took a motorcycle while coming from church, adding that there was an argument between him and the motorcyclist. He said some people in the area later descended on him.

Copyright – Punch               

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