If Olawale Gbonigi, an Ikare-Akoko based Okada rider, had known 3,000 naira could be used as bate, he would have turned down the passenger's generous offer.

But like a normal businessman, it was difficult to think otherwise.

All he saw was an opportunity to make brisk cash legitimately and close early for the day. 

The victim, who had just purchased his new motor cycle, was contracted by Abdulahi Sheu and Suberu Haruna to take them to Ihima-Okene in Kogi State.

On their way, they reportedly directed him into a bush path where Liberty Onimisi had allegedly been waiting for them.

The trio were said to have pounced on Gbonigi, beaten him to pulp and dispossessed him of his motorcycle, mobile phone and other valuables.

After waiting for two days without his return, his friend, Omotomogun Tayo, lodged a complaint with the police area command headquarters.

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The police were said to have tracked the victim’s phone, which eventually led to the arrest of Sheu in Akure with the victim’s mobile phone and the unregistered motorcycle.

Parading the suspects at the command headquarter, the Police Area Commander, Razak Rauf, said the arrest of Sheu in Akure gave a lead to the capturing of the remaining gang members.

The suspects are: Abdulahi Sheu, 21; Liberty Onimisi, 24; Suberu Haruna, 18 and Dada Alabi, 25.

The area commander however said the matter would be transferred to the Homicide section of the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) in Akure.

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