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Driver leads gang to attack, rob don in Ilorin

The Kwara State police command has appealed to people to monitor their serving and former domestic servants, as it parades a suspected three-man armed robbery gang that attacked and robbed a professor in Univeristy of Ilorin.

Speaking while parading the criminal suspects among others in Ilorin, on Thursday, the Commissioner of Police, Olusola Amore, said the three-man armed robbery gang was led by a former driver of Professor Abdullahi Onimisi of the University of Ilorin.

Mr Amore, who said that people should have documentation of identity of their domestic staff for security purposes, added that they should also monitor them even while out of service.

The police boss said that the former driver, Opeyemi Esan, allegedly came from Lagos State to recruit two others in Ilorin and robbed the don of his belongings.

The police boss, who said that the attackers inflicted bodily injury on the university don, added that they were armed with machetes and other dangerous weapons.

He also said that valuable items like jewelries, handsets, and a Toyota (muscle) Camry car were recovered from the suspects.

The police commissioner said that his men had acted on intelligence to arrest two of the suspects in Ilorin, adding that they confessed to have conspired with Opeyemi to rob the professor of his belongings.

He said the gang leader took police men to four different locations before he finally decided to take security personnel to where the items were kept.

The police boss also said that the suspects would be charged to court after investigations.