Oyo police nab 23-year-old suspected burglar, recover 16 phones, others
The Oyo State Police Command has nabbed a 23-year-old suspected burglar identified as Awoola Tobi in Ibadan. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Adewale Osifeso, in a statement said that the suspect was apprehended on January 22, 2022
Osifeso disclosed that items recovered from the suspect are16 iPhone mobile phones, a white earpiece, one unbranded white-coloured air-pod, a Sony Vio laptop, one Dell laptop and a black shuttle bag.
He said: “Operatives attached to Felele Divisional Headquarters of Oyo State Command apprehended one Awoola Tobi of Oleyo Ayegun road Ibadan, a habitual burglar in connection with a case of burglary and stealing, which occurred at about 2000hrs on Thursday 28/12/2021 at Choice Plaza, Challenge area Ibadan, where mobile phones and accessories worth N2, 000,000 were allegedly stolen.
However, as a result of painstaking investigations, through the swift deployment of intelligence and tactical assets, the suspect was tracked and apprehended in possession of the following items, which were hitherto reported stolen.”
The PPRO said preliminary investigations and voluntary confessions made by the suspect revealed that he broke into the mobile phone and accessories shop situated at Choice Plaza, Challenge, unaided, with the intent of stealing and re-selling the items.
He said: “While efforts are in top gear to break into his criminal network, the Oyo State Police Command seek the cooperation of the good people of the state in providing credible and timely information to help maintain the relative peace and tranquility enjoyed in the state.”