A member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, Mr. Ayodeji Olumudi has beem identified among the robbery gang paraded by the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force on Monday, July 7, 2014 in Lagos.
Further findings revealed that the suspect had contested during the 2011 general elections for a position in the House of representatives on PDP platform.
Meanwhile, a similar case had also taken place on Monday, July 7, 2014 when the FSARS at Adeniji-Adele Street in Lagos, arrested a chief of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, Itunnu Odeyemi, and eight others for allegedly stealing exotic cars from innocent citizens in the country.
During the interrogation process, Odeyemi denied being a robber, but admitted he provided his political thug, Omoniyi Ajewole, with arms, which was recovered by the police, and had facilitated his arrest.
Speaking on the case, the police public relations officer, ACP Frank Mba, disclosed that the suspect, Ajewole, revealed that he was an APC thug during the course of police investigations and also asked the people not to read political meaning to police investigations.
He said, “The suspect (Ajewole), in the process of interrogation, told the police that he preferred to be called a political thug than an armed robber. And that had changed the entire narration and we began to probe further. You can understand why his own story was relevant to us; a gun was recovered from him by the police. In the process of asking where he got the gun, he said it was given to him by an APC honourable in Ekiti State.
“The idea of anybody trying to read political colouration into it is rather unfortunate. We were concerned about the robbery, and if the suspect had not opened up that he was a political thug, perhaps that would not have come up. Ajewole said it so openly that it would have been difficult for anybody to contest the fact. But if anyone has any additional information from anywhere, that is alright.
“The other person, even if he was a politician, the interrogation probably never took us to that direction. In investigation, it is not possible for you to know everything about a suspect. The gun is a material evidence recovered from the suspect, and it is relevant to establishing the robbery case. It was in the process of finding out the owner of the gun, that the suspect confessed he got it from an honourable in Efon-Alaaye, Ekiti State. So, you can see the way it was built up. So, if anyone belongs to any other political party, that has nothing to do with the case, that is not my business.”
The former PDP aspirant, Olumudi is currently in police custody for arm robbery operations.