The Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC has arrested a 41 years old AbdulKadir Bolaji, who goes about parading himself as soldier and two other suspects for series of burglary incidents that has been going on in Lakele community, Oro in Irepodun local government area of the State.
The other two suspects arrested with suspected fake soldier are a 32 years old Olalekan Adeniyi, who reportedly operating a shop where stolen items are being displayed and sold to unsuspected buyers as second hand or ‘Tokunbo’ goods in accomplice a 31 years old Dare Ajiboye, who claimed to be a deejay and also working as sales boy at Olalekan’s shop.
According to a press release signed by the spokesman of the NSCDC in Kwara State, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, the three suspects and other, now at large were responsible for numerous cases of burglary and theft that have become rampart in Lakele area, Oro.
” For the past few months there have been reported cases of burglary and theft in Lakele area,Oro, irepodun local government of the State and the community in collaboration with the NSCDC officers in the area decided to track down those behind the nefarious acts” Babawale disclosed.
He stated further that efforts of the community and the NSCDC paid off recently when some of the stolen items were found at a shop in that community and further investigations revealed that stolen items from burglary and house breaking are being sold at that shop.
Items recovered from the shop include plasma televisions, play stations, cctv cameras( 360 degree) among others.
In the meantime, the state Commandant of the NSCDC Makinde Iskil Ayinla has been briefed of the incident and has ordered manhunt for other members of the hand while further investigations continue.