Akure—A herbalist Rasaki Oyeyemi, a suspected ring leader of motorcycle snatchers in Ore commercial town, Ondo State, Tunde Adeyemi, and five others have been arrested by police detectives in the state. The suspects, according to police detectives, have been on their wanted list for some time before they were picked up, following intelligence report.
Vanguard gathered that Tunde was arrested in his hideout at Asewele Korode, via Ore, by a team of detectives. Five other suspects apprehended in the hideout with him include John Patrick of Majidun, Ikorodu, Lagos State and Adebayo Abiodun of Idobi Ijebu Ode, Ogun State
Others are Azeez Odunayo and Ohoya Ojo both of Asewele Korode, and Kunle Robert of Ajegunle Street, Ondo.
The herbalist, Rasaki, is their “spiritual backer,” who they consult before embarking on any of missions. Police source said Rasaki had confessed that one of the suspects contacted him to be part of the gang and be supporting them “spiritually.”
The source said some stolen registered and unregistered motorcycles were recovered from the suspects. Vanguard learned that the suspects’ mode of operation include robbing owners of the motorcycles after luring them to a lonely place late at night under the guise of chartering them for a mouth watering fares.
It was also learned that the gang also go to ceremonies and steal motorcycles parked by owners. Contacted police image maker, DSP Wole Ogodo, said the alleged kingpin of the gan, Tunde Adeyemi, had made confessional statements on activities of his gang. He added that investigation was in progress to recover the stolen motorcycles.