Amotekun nabs ex-convict in Osun for alleged burglary, phone theft

On Wednesday, the state commander, Osun Amotekun Corps, Retired Brig.-Gen. Bashir Adewinmbi, said the corps arrested a 40-year-old man, Rufai Wasiu, for allegedly breaking into a room and stealing a woman’s phone at the back of Adunni Olorisa House, Ibokun Road, Osogbo.

Mr Adewinmbi explained in a statement that the suspect was arrested on Sunday at about 5:00 a.m. after the woman he entered her room suddenly woke up and raised an alarm.

“The suspect was apprehended when the lady, whose room he broke into, suddenly woke up and raised an alarm, which attracted neighbours.

“He was caught by residents and later handed over to Amotekun operatives from the Osogbo Command,” he said.

Mr Adewinmbi said when the suspect’s house at Ologun Compound, Ibokun Road, Osogbo, was searched by Amotekun personnel, goat ropes were found in his room.

He said this confirmed reports that he was also into stealing goats and other livestock in the area.

The Amotekun commander said during interrogation that the suspect admitted to the crime and that he spent three months in jail last year, which was his second imprisonment for stealing.

He said the suspect had been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.


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