One Folorunsho Olaniyan has been nabbed for trying to steal a generator owned by a customary court in the Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.
NIGERIACIRME gathered that the 28-year-old man, is a native of Ota.
It was learnt that the suspect was caught in action by the court registrar, Kazeem Tolulope.
According to a source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Olaniyan perpetrated the act on Tuesday, January 24, when he broke into the office where the generator was kept by unscrewing the lock to the building.
Furthermore, the source said the suspect took advantage of the public holiday declared by the state government for the collection of Permanent Voter Cards to commit the crime.
Confirming the development and arrest of the suspect, an official of the Local Government Service Commission, Mercy Ajewole, said Olaniyan confessed to have entered the secretariat by jumping the fence, adding that he was handed over to the police.
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“Items found on him were two screwdrivers and a bag,” she added.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, could not be reached for comment as of press time.
Meanwhile, a 25-year-old man identified as Adebowale has been apprehended by operatives of Osun Amotekun Corps for theft of a motorcycle.
The motorcycle, the security outfit disclosed is the property of a residence of Aratumi Community, Kelebe Area Osogbo.
The Osun Amotekun Corps Commander, Brigadier General Bashir Adewinmbi said Adebowale was arrested by personnel of the security outfit during a routine patrol after he committed the act around 1am on Wednesday.
Brigadier General Adewinmbi while confirming the arrest in Osogbo on Wednesday, disclosed that Adewale was arrested after stealing a TVS motorcycle at Aratumi Community, Kelebe Area of Osogbo.
“It was in the course of carting away the motorcycle that the men of Amotekun who are on routine patrol saw him and apprehended the culprit.
“Upon interrogation, the culprit confessed to the crime.
“He has been transferred to the police for subsequent interrogation and prosecution.”
Adewinmbi also warned the criminal elements to stay out of Osun.
“We do not take anything that has to do with securing the lives of people and property lightly. We rapidly work on any piece of information that concerns security to ascertain whether it is genuine or not”.