Osun NSCDC nabs 24-year old bricklayer for house breaking

By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun State Command has apprehended one Adedapo Ayobami, for allegedly breaking into a house at Osunjela, Osogbo.

Ayobami, a 24 year old bricklayer, was said to have carted away Plasma Television, 10 cooking pots, 2 fry pans,  cable decoders, solar panel with bulbs, curtains and other household items.

The State Commandant of NSCDC, Michael Adaralewa said the suspect was arrested on Thursday, at Osunjela area, Osun state by NSCDC personnel who were on patrol in the area.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, ASC Kehinde Adeleke, in a statement made available to journalists in Osogbo on Wednesday, said the suspect, in his confessional statement, said before the owner of the house died, he was a herbalist and that he gave him traditional soap to improve his financial status.

The suspect said that he used to collect soap on monthly basis from the herbalist and on getting to his house in May to collect another soap, he was told that the herbalist has died and that he went home disappointed.

He confessed further that, “the following day Thursday, 23rd of May, he went to the herbalist’s house, checked where he used to keep his key while alive, opened the door and carted away Plasma television, cooking utensils, Solar Panel, bulbs, two different cable decoders and other household items.”

Ayobami disclosed that he intended to sell the stolen items to unsuspecting members of the public.

Meanwhile, the NSCDC boss, said the offence committed contravene Section 411 of the criminal code Act in Nigeria, which states that any person who breaks and enters the dwelling-house of another with intent to commit a felony therein; or having committed a felony in the dwelling house of another, breaks out of the dwelling-house is guilty of a felony and is liable

Adaralewa said, investigation revealed that, despite the fact that people in the neighbourhood saw the suspect with load on his head, nobody challenged him.

The Commandant then enjoined members of the public to be security conscious, urging them to ask questions and report strange movement in their environment to security agency.

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