The Ogun state police command has arrested two suspected thieves after stealing a ram in Ogijo, in the Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.
The owner of the stolen ram, Sodiq Abolore, reportedly raised the alarm after he saw the suspects taking away his ram meant for the Eid-el adha (Muslim festival) on Saturday.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
“The duo of Adetunji Alagbe and Opeyemi Ogunlokun were arrested for stealing a Sallah ram belonging to one Sodiq Abolore.
“The suspects were arrested following a report lodged at the Ogijo divisional headquarters by Sodiq Abolore, who stated that while he was sleeping in his house around 3 am, he heard an unusual noise in his compound, which made him peep through the window, only to discover that the iron gate he used to block the entrance where he kept his Sallah ram, had been pulled down.
“This made him come out and discover that his Sallah ram which he bought at N120,000 was no longer there.
“He stated further that when he searched around, he saw three men forcing his ram into a waiting Mazda car booth, which made him raise the alarm, and a distress call was made to the police.
“The three men were chased, and two among them were apprehended, while the other one escaped. The ram was recovered, and the two suspects were taken into custody.”