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Twins, two others arrested for stealing rice, beans

The police in Ekiti State have arrested a set of twins – Taiwo and Kehinde Olasoji – and two others – Funke Afolayan and Nnaji Aroh for burglary and receiving stolen goods.

The Commissioner of Police, Ekiti Command, Mr Adeniran Akinwale, said that twins were arrested on April 25 “while attempting to break a shop at Mathew Street, Odo-Ado, Ado Ekiti.

The CP, in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, said that “during interrogation, the suspects confessed to the commission of the crime

They further stated that they were responsible for burgling three shops in Fayemi Market at Agric Olope, Ado Ekiti where they carted away two bags of rice, two bags of beans and other valuables valued at N936,750.

Further investigation by the command’s Rapid Response Squad led to the arrest of one Afolayan Funke and Nnaji Benignus Aroh who the suspects claimed had been receiving stolen properties from them,” the statement added.

The commissioner said that “the suspects will be arraigned accordingly.”

The commissioner had on March 25 paraded some suspects including a burglary suspect who burgled a store at the Ekiti airport on March 7 and stole some iron rods.

Akinwale had said, “Upon the receipt of the information, the command’s Rapid Response Squad swung into action and 18 lengths of 12mm iron rods valued N261,000 were found in the possession of the suspect arrested.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime and further said that he had been previously involved in stealing numerous iron rods from the site.”

The commissioner had implored all residents to be security conscious, vigilant and report any untoward incident or happening observed in their locality to the nearest police station.

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