The Police in Ogun State have arrested four suspects who allegedly burgled a phone accessory shop in Ile-Ife, State of Osun, and fled to Ogun State.
The suspects are: Nura Bashir, (20); Awalu Aliyu, (38); Shuaibu Abdul Rasheed, (25); and Abdullah Usman, (23).
The arrest was made known by the Police Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Sunday in a statement.
According to the statement, “the suspects were arrested following a report by one Gbenga Siyanbola, who reported at Mowe Police Station said that while he was coming from State of Osun and going to Lagos, his vehicle developed a mechanical fault somewhere around Mowe.
“While trying to rectify the fault, the four men suddenly appeared from nowhere and dispossessed him of his Samsung phone.
“Upon the report, the DPO, Mowe Division, CSP Marvis Jayeola, detailed his detectives to go after the hoodlums.
“The detectives, after weeks of painstaking investigation, were able to trace one of the suspects to Ikire in State of Osun, where he was apprehended.
“His arrest led the police to apprehend his other three accomplices. Surprisingly, in the course of investigation, some other phones and accessories, which had earlier been stolen from the complainant’s factory were also recovered from the suspects.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects had earlier burgled the shop of the same complainant at Ile-Ife in the State of Osun and that the case was reported at the ‘A’ Division, Moore, Ile-Ife.
“Unfortunately for the hoodlums, their recent victim in Ogun State happened to be their earlier victim.”
The suspects have been transferred to the Osun State Police Command for diligent prosecution.