professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Kwara
State, Prof. Abdullahi Onimisi.
Police Command, Mr. Olusola Amore, on Thursday said the victims were
inflicted with machete cuts, adding that the don received severe cuts
and was admitted in an undisclosed hospital.
the command’s headquarters in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital,
identified them as Onimisi’s former driver, Opeyemi Esan; Benjamin Musa
and Olusegun Omoyajowolo.
by the don, came from Lagos after recruiting Musa and Omoyajowolo to
attack the don and his family.
he was attacked by the three men, who were armed with machetes, and that
they carted away his valuables, including a Toyota Muzzle Camry.
command’s Anti-Robbery Squad raided an identified black spot on Unity
Road, Ilorin, arrested the suspects and recovered all the stolen
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps paraded a former territorial
manager of the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited, Mr. Benedict
Uwulekhue, along with 11 other suspects for alleged vandalism, criminal
conspiracy and illegal sale of equipment of NITEL.
NSCDC, Mr. Pedro Ideba, said the suspects included three security men,
adding that the security men had confessed to the crime.
high-tension cables, transmitter and transformer belonging to NITEL were
allegedly sold to two buyers in Ilorin.
one of the buyers’ house that two industrial generators belonging to the
government were also discovered.
telecommunication equipment on its premises in Ilorin. The men stole
from the equipment and offered N140,000 bribe to NSCDC personnel to stop
criminal investigation into their alleged offences.”
manager claimed that he decided to move out the equipment from NITEL
premises for safekeeping, but was forced to sell the equipment by
Chukwudi Mba, said they bought the items from auction sale organised by
the National Telecommunications Commission in April, and claimed that
they had documents to prove that the equipment were bought during the
generators for N650,000 each, while the NITEL transmitter and
high-tension cables were bought for N700,000.