Kwara Police nabs mechanic, one other for motorcycle theft

A mechanic, Anafi Ismail and Abdulfatai Ahmed of both Bode Saadu area of Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State, are currently cooling their heels in police net for stealing a motorcycle.
Pilot Crime learnt that the new unregistered Bajaj motorcycle owned by one Adeshola Oluwafemi was stolen by the suspects who are in their twenties, last Monday.
According to a police source, the victim was in his room when he noticed someone trying to steal his motorcycle valued at N180,000.
“Out of fear, he could not raise alarm and so the suspects were able to make away with the motorcycle.
“The case was reported at the Divisional Police headquarters, Bode Saadu. However, following tip off, security operatives arrested Anafi.
“During interrogation at the police headquarters the suspect mentioned Ahmed as his partner in crime and gave lead for his arrest.
“From there the case was transferred to Police headquarters at the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Ilorin for discreet investigation.”
The suspects were said to have confessed to be members of a notorious gang that specialise in motorcycle theft in the area.
Efforts to get the state police spokesperson, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, on the matter proved abortive as calls to his mobile phones did not connect at the time of filing this report.
In a related development, two suspects have been arrested for allegedly breaking into the house of a police sergeant and carting away valuables at Alagbado area of Ilorin, Kwara State, recently.
The suspects, Ibrahim Salisudeen and Lukman Abdulraheem reportedly burgled the house of Sergeant Issa Rasheed and stole plasma Television, home theatre, set of Jewelries and money.
The case was said to have been reported by the victim at the police area command in Ilorin.
According to a Police source, the sergeant said he received a call while in office that thieves had broken into his house through the ceiling and carted away his Plasma Television valued N70,000 , a set of CYDON Home theatre valued N83,000, set of Jewelries value yet to be ascertained and N83,000 cash.
The burglars were reportedly caught by men of the state police command while they were trying to escape with the stolen items, which they concealed in sealed cartons.
“When they sighted the police they took to their heels but were unlucky as they were caught and taken to the police station.
“During interrogation they confessed to the crime and said they are members of a gang of burglars who break into people’s houses and cart away valuables,” the source added.

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