Ekiti robber, Sunday Oluwasola, who the police rescued from Ekiti State University students and later died, identified his gang members before dying.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ekiti Police command, ASP Sunday Abutu, said Oluwasola also confessed to the crime, before he died.
Abutu stated that Oluwasola identified his gang members as Michael, Tomiwa and Tochukwu. He didn’t supply the surnames.
Abutu, however said that efforts are on to arrest his other gang members that fled with valuables such as laptops, phones and cash.
Oluwasola died of complications in the hospital, Abutu said.
He was beaten to stupor by some irate students of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (EKSU) after a failed robbery operation.
The incident happened on Sunday evening and it was gathered that Oluwasola with his robbery gang armed with locally made barrel guns and cutlasses ransacked one of the students’ hostels opposite the university entrance gate.
He said that the command’s Rapid Response Squad (RRS) had earlier received a distress call that an armed robbery was going in a hostel apartment opposite the Ekiti State University (EKSU) campus in Iworoko-Ekiti.
Abutu said that, though Oluwasola was rescued by the operatives on getting to the scene and rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment, he later developed complications and died.
He said that the body of Oluwasola had been deposited in a morgue for post mortem.
According to Abutu, items recovered from the suspect were two locally made double barrel guns, two cutlasses, two pliers and two wooden human images.