A three-man robbery gang has attacked a professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Prof. Abdullahi Onimisi.
The men also attacked the don’s wife and son, whose names had yet to be ascertained.
The Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Police Command, Mr. Olusola Amore, on Thursday said the victims were inflicted with machete cuts, adding that the don received severe cuts and was admitted in an undisclosed hospital.
Amore, while parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, identified them as Onimisi’s former driver, Opeyemi Esan; Benjamin Musa and Olusegun Omoyajowolo.
He added that Esan, who had been sacked by the don, came from Lagos after recruiting Musa and Omoyajowolo to attack the don and his family.
Amore said, “The professor told us that he was attacked by the three men, who were armed with machetes, and that they carted away his valuables, including a Toyota Muzzle Camry.
“Acting on intelligence report, the command’s Anti-Robbery Squad raided an identified black spot on Unity Road, Ilorin, arrested the suspects and recovered all the stolen items.”
Esan said the gang robbed Onimisi because he allegedly owed him one month’s salary.