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Osun Police Arrest Serial Burglar



Osun Police Arrest Serial Burglar

The suspect who is living in the area solely carried out the crime in the shops and kept the items in his house.

Osogbo, Osun State– A 24-year-old suspected serial burglar,  identified as Damilola Oladele, has been arrested by the operatives of the Osun State Police Command for breaking into shops in the Okefia area in Osogbo, the state capital

The state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Ishaq Muhammed, said that Damilola Oladele, the suspect in question, committed burglary in shops in the Agunbelewo area, making off with valuable items.

The CP said the serial shop burglar was caught by men of the Nigeria Hunters and Forest Security Service (NHFSS), who informed the policemen on surveillance patrol around the Osogbo metropolis.

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“Some of the items recovered from the suspect included two black standing fans, two kegs of 25 litres of groundnut oil, cooking utensils, three power generating sets, one electric cooker, two gas cookers, one ring light, half bag of rice, one 12kg gas cylinder, one 6kg gas cylinder and one 3kg gas cylinder.

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Mr Muhammad said the suspect was intercepted at Oke-Fia, roundabout Osogbo, with a big bag containing the items but could not give any satisfactory proof of ownership of them upon questioning.

The suspect was, however, taken to the Anti-Kidnapping Squad for discreet investigation and interrogation.

“In the course of investigations, it was discovered that the suspect had on different dates, burgled about 10 shops in the Agunbelewo area of Osogbo and carted away items valued at N3 million.

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“Investigation revealed that the suspect who is living in the area solely carried out the crime in the shops and kept the items in his house.

According to the CP, the suspect confessed to the crime and would be charged to court, warned criminal elements in the state to have rethink or be ready to face the full weight of the Law.


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