Police hunt welding apprentice for allegedly stealing N300,000 gates

The Ogun State Police Command has begun a manhunt for a yet-to-be-identified welding apprentice, who was accused of stealing gates valued at about N300,000 at his coach’s store at Ita-Sanni, Ogijo, within the Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.

PUNCH Metro gathered from a police supply on Sunday, who was aware of the incident however was not permitted to talk, that the event was identified after some suspects have been nabbed earlier than the investigation.

It was mentioned that the suspect’s welding coach, Moshood Odetunde, obtained to his store and came upon that two uncompleted iron gates value N300,000, have been stolen.

Odetunde reported the incident to the Ogijo Police Division, whose officers swung into motion and labored with credible info offered, which led to the arrest of a suspect, Jemilu Monso.

Monso was arrested at a motor park, the place he was caught loading a truck with the stolen doorways, believing that he was making an effort to convey them to the northern a part of the nation.

Upon interrogation, he exonerated himself by disclosing that he bought the objects from a person recognized as Suleiman Ibrahim. The police operatives additionally arrested the accused, who mentioned the stolen objects have been offered to him by one of many welder’s apprentices.

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It was learnt that the suspects are nonetheless within the custody of the police, and an effort is being made to arrest the accused apprentice for additional investigation.

When contacted, the spokesperson for the Ogun State Police Command, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the event saying the suspected apprentice can be arrested to help the investigation earlier than the case is charged in courtroom.

“Efforts are on to apprehend the said apprentice for a discreet investigation. After it is concluded, the suspects will be arraigned in court for prosecution,” Odutola mentioned.

PUNCH Metro reported that two have been jailed for stealing Dangote Company’s armoured cables in Ogun.

The Magistrate Court sitting in Ilaro, sentenced one Hussain Waziri aged 36 and Mustapha Aliyu, aged 33, to one-year imprisonment for the 2 counts of conspiracy to steal and stealing made towards them after pleading responsible to the offences.



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