Two suspected robbers have reportedly escaped with handcuffs from police custody in Ondo State.
It was learnt that the suspects, Rotimi Adeyeye and Adeoye Bukola were arrested for allegedly breaking into a house at Ijoka area in Akure, the state capital, on April 30, 2018.
They reportedly robbed the owner of the house, Samuel Arifalo, of some valuable properties before they were arrested and kept in police custody for 16 days.
Confirming the incident, Femi Joseph, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state said the suspects were arrested for stealing and burglary but not robbery, vowing that they would be rearrested.
He said the police have begun an investigation into the matter.
“The command has started investigation and we have arrested all the men and officers who are in charge of SARS.
“They have been detained. We will get the suspects. We are already trailing them,” he said.