Ekiti state Police Command has has confirmed that a suspected armed robber captured on Sunday has died in the hospital.
A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu ASP states that the suspect died following serious beating he received from students when he was captured.
“On Sunday 13th June, 2021 at about 0430hrs, a distress call was received by the Command’s Rapid Response Squad(RRS) that an armed robbery incident was going on in one of the Students’ Hostels Opposite Ekiti State University, Iworoko-Ekiti”
The Operatives of the RRS were immediately deployed to the scene of incident. But on getting to the scene, it was discovered that one of the Armed Robbers, one *Sunday Oluwasola,* had already been captured by the irate Students and beaten to stupor while the other suspects escaped with the Students’ valuables such as Laptops, Phones and Money.
The captured suspect, Sunday Oluwasola, was eventually rescued by the Operatives and taken to the Hospital for medical treatment.
During interrogation, Sunday Oluwasola confessed to the commission of the crime and mentioned one *Tochukwu, Michael and Tomiwa,* surnames yet unknown, as his other gang members who fled the scene.
The suspect, Sunday Oluwasola, later developed complications possibly on account of the beating and died at about 0200hrs of June 14th, 2021. His corpse has been deposited in the morgue for post morterm while effort is ongoing to apprehend the fleeing suspects.
Items recovered from the suspects are: two locally made barrel guns, two cutlasses, two plyers and two human images calved with wood.