Two men in masqueraders’ outfits have been arrested for allegedly robbing a resident of Melege community in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State of N370,000.
Police in the state have confirmed the arrest, identifying the suspects as Sheriff Ojo and Muhammed Lukman, and victim as Adinoyi Mohammed.
The masqueraders also allegedly inflicted injury on the victim’s father, Saliu Ajayi.
Ondo state police command spokesperson, Funmi Odulami, said, “The two suspects who paraded themselves as masqueraders, inflicted injury with cutlasses on one Adinoyi Mohammed, dispossessed him of the sum of ?370,000.00, a handset valued ?32,000.00 and a shirt valued at ?2,500.00.
“They also inflicted injury on the victim’s father, Saliu Ajayi before leaving the scene of the incident but they were apprehended by security agents within the town.
“Two cutlasses, charms and masquerade clothes were recovered from them and the two suspects had been arrested and will soon be charged to court while effort is ongoing to arrest the other fleeing masqueraders.”