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Osun Amotekun arrest ex-convict, 1 other for burglary, theft

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Two artisans, Toheeb Yekini, 35, and Yekini Sulikaleni, 30, said to be ex-convicts, both from Iwo, Osun State, have been arrested by the operatives of Amotekun Corps for alleged burglary and theft.

The suspects were reportedly arrested at Oje Oniyan Area of Iwo following a tip-off by the residents, who alerted Amotekun operatives about the attack on a shop in the community.

In a statement by the Osun Amotekun spokesperson, Idowu Yusuf, on Wednesday, the Corps said the operatives who responded to the distress call from the Oniyan Area arrested the suspects after they broke into a shop and stole items kept inside.

The release read partly, “The Operatives of Osun Amotekun Corps have arrested two young men, Toheeb Yekini, 35, and Yekini Sulikaleni, 30, both from Iwo, Osun State, for burgling a shop.

“The suspects were arrested on Tuesday at the Oje Oniyan Area of Iwo after the operatives of Amotekun, Iwo Command, received a distress call around 11:30 am on the activities of the felons in the area. The Amotekun operatives, who swung into action immediately, apprehended the suspects at the scene of the crime.

“The suspects confessed to committing the crime and pleaded for mercy. The suspects have been handed over to the DSS for subsequent interrogation and prosecution. One is a welder, while the other is a bricklayer.”

Commenting, Osun Amotekun Corps Commander, Brig. Gen. Bashir Adewinmbi, (retd.), said the suspects were apprehended while in the act.

During investigation, Adewinbi said, “The suspects admitted to committing the crime. They said it was not the first time they would commit the same act. One of the suspects, Sulikaleni was an ex-convict jailed for the same act in the past.”

He urged residents to assist security agencies with timely intelligence that would prevent crimes in the state.

On Sunday, May 5, Osun State Command of the Amotekun Corps said its operatives had arrested one Adegoroye Akinola on the suspicion that he defrauded 9 people of a sum of N1.5 million.

Yusuff, Osun Amotekun spokesperson, who announced the arrest in a release, said the suspect carried out the act on the pretence of assisting the victims in processing the Corporate Affairs Commission’s registration and procuring a passport.

Yusuff also said Akinola perpetrated the act at Oluyole Area of Ibadan, Oyo State, adding that Osun Amotekun got involved in the matter when the victims complained to its Gbongan, Ayedaade local government area office.

 

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