The Ogun State Police Command has nabbed a 21-year-old suspected burglar identified as Ibrahim Adamu, who disguised as a scavenger in the Itele Awori Local Government Area in the state.
Adamu and his accomplice who has escaped arrest, both disguise as scavengers to steal properties from homes of unsuspecting members of the public.
This was made known in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Omolola Odutola, on Sunday.
The statement read, “The Police Division in Itele Awori has arrested 21-year-old Ibrahim Adamu, who disguised himself as a scavenger of condemned iron scraps, with some items believed to be stolen.
“He confessed that there are two of them who specialize in breaking into unsuspecting members of the public houses in their absence to steal their valuables.”
She noted that during the arrest, Adamu’s accomplice, identified as Azonto, escaped but the police has launched a manhunt to get him arrested.
“The other fleeing suspect identified as Azonto, said to have hailed from Adamawa, and an orphan who works on condemned iron scraps (same as Adamu) is currently at large, he escaped while the policemen gave him a hot chase but could not be found. Our men have embarked on a manhunt to apprehend the fleeing suspect.”
Odutola stated that after the arrest, the police searched inside the sack he carried about and discovered some items that were believed to have been stolen.
“When the policemen searched inside the sack of the suspect, some of the items recovered, were seven ceiling fans, blades and cable wires, when he was arrested and taken to the station, he played dumb and was unable to provide satisfactory information on how he came about the items in his possession.”
She noted that the suspect was not caught with any dangerous weapon except for the household items which did not appear damaged.
“No dangerous weapon or gun was found on him, just the sack containing the items mentioned above and from careful observation, the items are not condemned or disposed of by the owner but vandalised useful items.
“The suspect has been handed over to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigations, at conclusions of investigation he will be charged to Court,” the statement concluded.