Two suspects, Joseph Dennis and Friday Agogo, have been arrested by men of the Osun State Amotekun Corps for attacking a market woman with a knife in Ila Orangun, headquarters of Ila Local Government Area of the state.
The spokesperson for the corps, Idowu Yusuf, in a statement on Saturday, said the suspects attacked the victim while she was returning from the market.
Yusuf noted that though the hoodlums covered their faces with masks, the victim recognised one of them with his voice and reported the attack to the security outfit.
“Joseph Dennis, 20, and Friday Agogo, 29, both indigenes of Benue State, were arrested for armed robbery and attempted murder of a market woman at Ila-Orangun, Osun State.
“They covered their faces with masks for the woman not to recognise them, but she recognised one of the suspects through his voice and lodged a complaint at Amotekun, Ila command; operatives immediately swung into action and arrested the suspects in their hideout.
“The suspects attacked the woman at Thick Area, Elemo Ogun community, on her way to Ila-Orangun, after selling farm produce. They collected her money and also attempted to stab her with a knife. The culprits admitted to committing the act,” he said.
Yusuf added that the suspects have been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.