3 Teenage female robbers arrested by police and hunters in Osun
Police and hunters in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state, have detained three teenagers accused of being part of an all-female robbery ring.
After breaking into a resident’s apartment in the early hours of Monday, October 10, the suspects allegedly robbed her of an undisclosed sum of money.
They allegedly broke into the residence of their victim, who was described as an elderly woman, through the window and stole the money she had earned from a party she had hosted the day before.
One of the females confessed to acting as a guard for the other two who entered through the window, according to an eye witness, Bello Adeosun. They are said to be between 14 and 16 years old.
‘The girls confessed to having entered the house through the window. One of them was at the party and kept surveillance of over their victims throughout the day. She later informed the two others and they invaded the house later in the night.
“They had taken the money but while moving out of the house, they stepped on the victim and she alerted neighbours by continuously shouting thieves.
“The hunters in the community rushed to the scene and arrested one of them around 4 am. She later led the team with police to arrest the two other suspects at Olugun and Sasa areas respectively. They were all teenagers around 14 and 16 years old”.
Ahmed Nureen, Chairman of the Hunters Group of Nigeria’s Osun State Chapter, confirmed that his men assisted police in apprehending three female suspects, but declined to say further.
Osun Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola also confirmed the arrest, adding “they have been handed over to the anti-cultism unit for further investigation.”
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