NSCDC arrests 3 suspects for various crimes In Kwara Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin

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The Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested three people allegedly involved in various criminal activities, including theft, burglary, and fraud.

The suspects, according to a statement by the Command’s spokesperson, ASC 1 Ayoola Michael Shola, said one of the suspects, Ibrahim Wasiu, a 31-year-old resident of Eyenkorin, Kwara State, was arrested following “a report by Mr. Mumini Kabir regarding several burglaries at his residence, where valuable items including a motorcycle, two Android phones, a home theater system, and other household goods were stolen”.

“After thorough investigations, the suspect was apprehended, and all the stolen items were successfully recovered,” the statement added.

In a related development, the statement said: “On 30th of June, 2024, acting on a tip-off, the Command’s tracking unit apprehended Soliu Jimoh, a 33-year-old male, for alleged habitual theft of electrical cables and fittings from buildings under construction in Gaa Ajanaki area in Ilorin.

“Upon his arrest, wires and tools that he uses for his operations were recovered from him.

“Additionally, on June 28, 2024, Ganiyu Yusuf Olalekan, โ€˜Mโ€™ 38 years, was arrested for allegedly defrauding Mr. Ibrahim Mustapha of 4.5 million naira. The suspect, who falsely portrayed himself as a senior staff of the Ministry of Finance and also claimed to be a politician, deceived Mr Mustapha by promising him three Hajj slots in exchange for the payment.

“Upon investigation, it was discovered that the suspect is a scammer who deceives unsuspecting members of the public for financial gain.

“All the suspects have confessed to the crime and will be prosecuted in a court of competent jurisdiction once the investigation is completed.”

Meanwhile, the State NSCDC Commandant, Dr. Umar J. G. Mohammed, has assured the public that the corps would not rest in its quest to combat criminality head on in the state, warning criminal elements to vacate the State or face the full wrath of the law.


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