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Osun Amotekun nabs security guard for stealing nine air conditioners

He said the suspect had been handed over to the SSS.

• April 12, 2024
Osun State Amotekun Corps (credit: premium times)
Osun State Amotekun Corps (credit: premium times)

The Osun Amotekun Corps, on Friday, says it arrested a 25-year-old man who works as a private security guard for allegedly stealing nine air conditioners in Osogbo.

In a statement by Brig-Gen. Bashir Adewinmbi, Osun Amotekun commander, the suspect, Micheal Eze from Ebonyi state, was arrested after allegedly selling the stolen air conditioners to scrap buyers in Osogbo.

“The suspect was arrested on Monday after the owners of the house he was engaged to guard in GRA, Osogbo, reported to Amotekun that their air conditioners had been stolen.

“After his arrest, he confessed to have stolen and sold the air conditioners, worth N400,000 each, to scrap buyers in Osogbo for N5,000 per one.

“The suspect equally confessed that it was not his first time stealing his employer’s property,” Mr Adewinmbi said.

The Amotekun commander said two of the air conditioners he sold were, however, recovered from their buyers.

He said the suspect had been handed over to the director of State Security Service (SSS) for subsequent interrogation and prosecution.

He urged members of the public to work with security agents to rid the state of crime and criminal elements by providing information that will help nip crime in the bud.


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