A 21-year-old Ibrahim Adamu has been arrested by police in Itele Awori, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State for stealing.
Adamu disguised as a scavenger of condemned iron scraps, with some items he was believed to have stolen.
According to a statement by the Ogun State police PRO, Omolola Odutola, Adamu confessed that two of them specialize in breaking into unsuspecting people’s houses in their absence to steal their valuables.
“He was said to have identified the fleeing suspect as Azonto, who he said hailed from Adamawa.
“Our men have embarked on a manhunt to apprehend the fleeing suspect,” Odutola said in a statement.
The police spokesperson hinted that when the police searched the sack in possession of the suspect, seven ceiling fans, cables and wires were found.
“When he was arrested and taken to the station, he played dumb and unable to provide satisfactory information on how he came about the items in his possession,” Odutola explained.
She added that no dangerous weapon or gun was found on the suspect, except the sack containing the items mentioned above.
From careful observation, Odutola clarified that, “the items are not condemned or disposed by the owner, but vandalized useful items.”
According to her, he has been handed over to State CIID for discreet investigation and prosecution.
She added that the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, is abreast of the surge in recent menace constituted by scavengers and scrap pickers, stressing that “he has mandated the immediate arrest of anyone found vandalizing government property or property of the people in the guise of being a scavenger.”