A 60-year-old man, Bolaji Olarongbe, has been arrested in Ilorin by the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, for alleged housebreaking and theft.
His accomplice, 45-year-old Moshood Shittu, was also arrested in connection with the matter.
Spokesman of the command, Babawale Afolabi, disclosed this in a statement in Ilorin on Tuesday.
He described Olarongbe as a receiver of stolen items and Shittu as the suspect who goes around to burgle people’s houses.
“Items recovered from the suspects hideout included laptops, android phones, phone accessories and DVD players among other valuables.”
Babawale, said “on Sunday, 07/11/2021, around 1300 hours, we received a complaint from one Yemisi Adefila (41) a resident of Oko Oba area of Gaa Akanbi in Ilorin, who came to report a case of housebreaking.
“She accused one Moshood Shittu of breaking into her parent’s house and carted away GoTV decoder, cylinder, DVD player and other valuables.”
The spokesman further disclosed that during interrogation, the prime suspect (Moshood) confessed to the alleged crime.
The prime suspect also took NSCDC detectives to the house of Olarongbe located at G220 Yeketi Compound, Bolanta area of Ilorin, where various stolen items were recovered.
The state Commandant of the command, Iskil Ayinla Makinde, has ordered full scale investigation into the matter, after which the suspects will be charged to court.