Three individuals have been apprehended by the Ogun State Police Command for their involvement in the theft of the late Olu of Ogunmakin, Oba Olugbenga Shodiya’s, royal crown, and staff of office.
The suspects, identified as Amusa Kazeem, Oke Oladipupo, and Johnson Oluwole, reportedly carried out the audacious theft about two months after the demise of the royal father.
According to a statement from the Police Public Relations Officer of the State command, SP Omolola Odutola, the trio broke into the late monarch’s residence on October 12, around 2 a.m., where they brazenly stole the invaluable crown and staff of office.
This sacrilegious act has sent shockwaves through the community, with the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, condemning the incident and calling on the public to provide any information that may aid in the recovery of the remaining stolen item.
While the royal crown has been successfully recovered from the residence of one of the suspects, Kazeem Amusan, the staff of office is still missing. Intensive efforts are underway to retrieve the remaining stolen artifact as the arrested individuals undergo police interrogation.