Osun artisan arrested for stealing lifeless herbalist’s TV, cooking pots

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A 24-year-old bricklayer, Adedapo Ayobami, resident of Oja Oba Area, Osogbo, Osun State capital, has been arrested for allegedly breaking into the home of a herbalist (identify not given) the place he stole some digital home equipment and kitchen utensils.

The suspect was reportedly arrested by the operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Osun State Command round Osunjela neighborhood throughout a routine patrol.

In a launch signed by the spokesperson for the command, Kehinde Adeleke, obtained in Osogbo on Wednesday, the Osun NSCDC Commandant, Dr. Michael Adaralewa, whereas giving additional particulars concerning the circumstances surrounding the arrest of the suspect, mentioned Ayobami, in his confessional assertion, defined that earlier than his dying, the herbalist had given him a non secular cleaning soap meant to enhance his (Ayobami’s) monetary standing.

Ayobami additionally knowledgeable the investigators that the herbalist instructed him he can be amassing the non secular cleaning soap each month, including that he collected it in April and went again to gather it in May when he was instructed the herbalist had died.

The statemenr additional learn in elements, “The suspect was arrested on Thursday, May 23, 2024, within the afternoon, at Osunjela space, Osun State, by NSCDC personnel who had been on patrol within the space. In his confessional assertion, the suspect mentioned that earlier than the home proprietor died, he was an herbalist, and he gave him conventional cleaning soap to enhance his monetary standing.

“He mentioned the herbalist instructed him he can be amassing the normal cleaning soap on month-to-month foundation. He went to the herbalist’s home to gather the cleaning soap for the month of May, on getting there, he was instructed the herbalist had died, he went dwelling dissatisfied.

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“The following day, Thursday, May 23, he went to the herbalist’s home, checked the place he used to maintain his key whereas alive, opened the door, and carted away Plasma tv, cooking utensils, photo voltaic panel, bulbs, two completely different cable decoders, and different home goods.

“The suspect disclosed that he intended to sell the stolen items to unsuspecting members of the public.”

Adaralewa, who mentioned although some folks within the neighbourhood the place the crime was dedicated noticed the suspect carrying a number of the stolen objects, they didn’t problem him.

He enjoined members of the general public to be safety aware, urging them to ask questions and report unusual actions of their atmosphere to safety businesses within the state, noting that the suspect can be taken to court docket after the investigation had been concluded.

Osun NSCDC had on Wednesday, May 15, mentioned its operatives had arrested and recovered 4 bikes from a suspected serial bike snatcher, Wahab Saburi, in Ede city.



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