Police nab two for burglary, recover stolen items
The police in Ogun State, in conjunction with other security outfits, yesterday, arrested two suspects for breaking into residential homes in Oke Ejigbo area of the state.
The suspects: Kolawole Shobowale, ‘m’, and Moruf Soyoye, ‘m’ at about 6:30 a.m., following intelligence exchange with police by one Commander Lawal Mudashiru “m” a SO SAFE Corps, were arrested.
Spokesperson for Ogun State Police Command, Superintendent of Police (SP), Omolola Odutola, who confirmed the development, said several complainants have repeatedly reported to Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Hadiza Abu Oganyi, about the incessant break and entry into their shops, and homes.
She said: “Without clue or link to the masterminds behind the burglary, that has continued at Oke Ejigbo, until today, August 20, when intelligence was exchanged by Commander Lawal Mudashiru, a SO SAFE CORPS, based on the reliable source, one Kolawole Shobowale and Moruf Soyoye were apprehended at Oke Ejigbo.
“The suspected thieves have confessed to the crime of break and entry into a dwelling house, and other houses. Unfortunately, three of them were sighted by the SO SAFE Commander, one escaped, one was seen moving with blood stain on his legs, while carrying a live turkey.
“The SO SAFE team trailed them to their houses and cordoned off the house, leading to the arrest of the above suspects, and found in that same house the following items suspected to be properties belonging to victims they looted.
“The following recovered items were found in the house by SO SAFE team: one live turkey, one plasma TV, two speakers, one socket extension, two handsaws, three remote control, three litres of vegetable oil, two kegs of five-litre palm oil, 25 litres of vegetable oil, half bag of rice, and one school bag containing clothes.
“Also, two standing fans, one GOTV, three-mouth spanners, one pack of Olive toothpaste, three Oral B toothpastes, bags containing used provisions, one big pack of Sunlight detergent, 21 pieces of new clothes in a sack, 67 pieces of clothes inside a sack, 17 pieces of new clothes inside a sack, 13 pieces of new clothes in a travelling bag, five sachets of macaroni and raw beans.
“Others are four sachets of Indomie noodles, two hammers and one screwdriver, power bank, one bucket containing assorted provisions and insecticide, one bucket containing assorted soaps, one speaker, one woofer music engine, one Samsung DVD and one LG DVD, one electronic cooker, one Infinix phone, one Techno Spark phone and one Infinix Hot Phone with two small Itel batteries.
“Members of the community have continued to throng the Oke Itokun Division to identify some of their items that have been stolen months back without any clue, pointing towards the innocent looking suspected criminals.
“Many may want to attribute this wreck to hunger, but their ages of being above 18 years will not exonerate them. All is for the determination of the court.
“The matter would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for more details and further charges. The two arrested will also trace the other fleeing suspects.”
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