Operatives of the Corps in Iperu, Ikenne Local Government Area have arrested one Ogunjembola Kehinde, 34, who conspired with one other now at large to burgle the recently inaugurated 100 bed Mother and Child Hospital, Iperu.
The arrest of the suspect was sequel to a complaint of burglary and stealing made by Kehinde Banjoko(female) of Efunyale Street, Iperu that some unknown persons broke into her residence while she was away to Lagos and stole several household items such as generating sets, Gas Cylinder, standing fan, Mattresses, rug e.t.c. valued at about Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000.00).
Commissioner of Police David Akinremi(rt d), the Commander of Amotekun Corps in Ogun State, disclosed this on Friday in a release.
Akinremi stated that the suspect was arrested and upon interrogation, admitted he committed the alleged crime with one other now at large. His admission led to the recovery of all the items stolen from one Lawal Aliu, the receiver of the stolen items.
“While investigation into the original complaint was still ongoing, intelligence received further revealed that the same principal suspect in this case, Ogunjembola Kehinde and his criminal gang was responsible for breaking and stealing of some electronic equipment’s at the newly inaugurated 100 bed Mother and Child Hospital, Iperu. When he was confronted with this, he also admitted he committed the offence with his co-accomplice in the original case of burglary and stealing reported by Banjoko Kehinde ‘F’.
‘His confession led to the recovery of six (6) 43 inches Hisense T.V. set, valued Nine Hundred and Ninety Thousand Naira (#990,000.00), two (2) 65 inches Bruhm T.V. set valued Seven Hundred and Seventy Thousand Naira (#770,000.00), three Bruhm Fridges valued Two Hundred and Eighty Five Thousand Naira (#285,000.00), One Midea Refrigerator valued at One Hundred Thousand Naira (#100,000.00) as well as three (3) Lontor rechargeable standing fans valued Ninety Thousand (#90,000.00) bringing the total value of the recovered items to about Three Million Naira (#3,000,000.00).
“So far, three suspects have been arrested in connection with this case while efforts are ongoing aimed at apprehending other criminal receivers mentioned by the suspects with a view to recovering items allegedly sold to them.
“Suffice it to add at this juncture that the principal suspect in this case, Ogunjembola Kehinde ‘M’ is also a dreaded member of the Eye Cult Group whose trade mark of operation is to kill and cut off the left arm of their victim.
“The suspect and exhibits will be processed to the Police Headquarters for further necessary action and prosecution as soon as the Corps is through with its preliminary investigation..
“The Amotekun Corps in the State will continue to give criminal elements a run for their money and make the State unsafe for them. While appreciating the support of our people in giving timely information on criminal activities, we urge them to continue in this regard so as to make our State safe,” Akinremi stated.
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