The police have arrested an 18-year old man, Olanibi Okanlawon who reportedly arranged and led armed robbery gang to his family house to rob members of his family including his own mother.
According to PM Express, reports that the incident happened at about 1.30 am at 16, Oluwakemi street, Ilasamaja, Lagos where the family house is located. Our correspondent gathered that some of the family members including Funmi and Gbemisola were brutally attacked with cutlass and dispossessed of their valuables before they left.
Okanlawon was arrested with one of the gang members, Samuel Remilekun while others escaped with the Toyota Camry Car which they used for the operation that lasted for several hours. According to Police source, they were arrested along Abimbola Way in Isolo from where they were escaping after they had successfully attacked and robbed nine members of the family of their money and properties.
However, while they were escaping a team of Police from Ilasamaja division intercepted them and the two of the suspects were arrested and taken to the Station. The police also recovered some charms, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons apart from guns they used during the operation.
It was while the suspects were taken to the station that the family members knew that Okanlawon was among the robbers. It was gathered that Okanlawon was the only son in the family before his father who married many wives died nine years ago.
The properties their late father left behind were shared equally among the children but Okanlawon misapplied his own and started demanding money from his family members and they refused to give him. According to him, “I asked for money and none of the family members was ready to give me and I went to Mushin and arranged with my group and robbed them”
The suspects were charged before Isolo Magistrates for the alleged offence court and they pleaded not guilty. The court ordered them to be remanded in prison custody and asked their counsel to file application for his bail. The matter was further adjourned till 26 June 2017.