The family of one of the victims of a robbery in the town of Idanre in the Idanre Municipality of Ondo State, Tolulope Alalabiaye, has called on the State Police Commissioner, Mr. Oyeyemi Oyediran, to charge one of the suspects who was arrested to prosecute the incident.

The suspect, Babatunde Adeoye (aka Para), who allegedly shot the victim and three other people in a shop during an alleged robbery in Idanre, was arrested and paraded by the state police command last week.

The police commissioner, while parading the suspect in Akure, the state capital, said: “On August 16, 2022, a complainant reported that a group of boys of about five led by one Babatunde Adeoye (Para) shot him and took him from him. robbed his bag with a large sum of money.”

The police chief, who said there were attempts to arrest other members of the gang, said the suspect will appear in court soon.

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A few days after the suspect’s parade, the family said the police allegedly refused to bring the suspect to justice.

The victim’s mother, Ms Tola Aladenola, claimed about the incident that the state police order was under pressure to release the victim without taking him to court.

She said: “We would like to appeal to the Police Commissioner to go ahead and prosecute this man (suspect) as we have been informed that the command is under intense pressure from ‘the power that be’ to bring the suspect into custody.” release secret.

“This may account for why the suspect has not been brought to trial despite the overwhelming evidence and the suspect’s own admission that he actually committed the crime.

“We want justice to be done; we spent a lot on my son’s treatment and no one comes to the rescue. We demand justice.”

Commenting, the state police PR officer, Ms. Funmilayo Odunlami, denied the allegations and said the suspect would appear in court soon.

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“The allegation is not true, the police are under no pressure to release anyone, when the time comes, all the suspects in custody after thorough investigation would be brought to justice,” the PPRO said.

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