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Teenager Arrested For Burgling Church, Two Houses In Osun

A 19-year-old man, identified as Abiodun Elegbede, has been arrested by the So-Safe Corps in Ogun State over allegations of burgling a church.

It was learnt that Elegbede also broke into two other houses at Ago Araromi community in Ilaro, Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Elegbede was arrested after the corps were contacted and briefed of the development by residents.

Disclosing this, the So-Safe Corps spokesman, Moruf Yusuf, told newsmen that the corps, at about 2am on Thursday, received a distress call requesting for prompt intervention to arrest Elegbede, a resident of Ajegunle, Ipobe, in Ipokia Local Government Area.

According to Yusuf, “the suspect was arrested by the Ilaro divisional patrol team led by the Divisional Officer, SC Ojenride Wasiu, after he burgled a church and two different houses.”

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Yusuf disclosed that four Itel phones were recovered from the suspect.

He said the suspect and the exhibits found with him have been transferred to the IIaro Divisional Police Headquarters for further investigation and likely prosecution.

Meanwhile, protesters, mainly youths, on Thursday blocked the Lagos Benin Expressway at Oluku Junction to express their grievance about the rise in fuel prices and the scarcity of the product.

Commuters, who were on their way to Lagos and those hoping to do business in the area, were stranded for long hours. The transporters also lamented the blockade, while also expressing dissatisfaction over the incident.

A trader, Grace Emmanuel, who was taking her goods to Ekiadolor, said it was pertinent for her to take her perishable goods for sale to avoid losses.

“It is unfortunate that this protesting is taking place because it will add to the existing problem. If I don’t get my goods to where I will sell them, some might get spoilt and I will incur losses, which I don’t want at this time.

“They are protesting for the right reasons. The fuel situation is hitting hard on everybody but blocking the roads will lead to losses to individuals who are going to do business,” she added.

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