LAGOS-IKORODU: TWO IN POLICE NET FOR BURGLARY, THEFT AND FORGERY

On 21/02/2020 at about 1300hrs detectives from Station arrested a serial burglar one Ganiu Solomon ‘m’ 37 years old of No. 5 Okuku Street Ota-Ono .

He is arrested in connection with series of complaints received from residents of Ota Ona area, Ikorodu on incidents of and stealing.

All the complains received indicated the same modus operandi, suggesting the fact that the crime is perpetrated by the same syndicate.

One of such cases was reported on 04/11/2019 at about 1833 hours by one Nkiruka Ezeokobe ‘f’ of Mojisola Sari Street Ota-Ona Ikorodu.

The suspects mostly break into residential buildings when they notice that the occupants are not at home or must have slept. They pass through the ceiling and windows, removing the burglary proof on the windows. Items recovered from the suspect include one samsung phone valued at two hundred and thirty five thousand naira (#235,000.00) and one gold necklace valued at one hundred and fifty thousand naira (#150,000.00) among others as well as the implements they use in house breaking.

They are part of the items stolen from Nkiruka. The suspect confessed to the commission of the crime.

Investigation is ongoing. Efforts are being intensified to arrest other members of his gang.

In another operation, a Man was arrested for forging Riders Identity Cards.

21/02/2020 at about 1930hrs, detectives from Ikorodu Police Station and Taskforce arrested one Ojo Adeyinka ‘m’ 33years old of No. 1 Miracle Villa Street Abafo Ogijo, Ogun State. He is a 2013 graduate of Mass Communication. The suspect is arrested for forging Riders identity cards of Motor Vehicle Administration, Agents of State Government.

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This follows a complaint received from one Prince Ibrahim Audu ‘m’ the Station Manager of Riders Card, Ikorodu division. He sales the said forged Identification card which serves as permits to unsuspecting motorcycle owners between two thousand, five hundred naira (#2,500.00) and three thousand, four hundred naira (3,400.00) each.

The suspect confessed to the commission of the crime. In his statement, he stated that, he started forging riders permits in January 2020. He use the advantage of the proximity of his shop to the licensing office at Odogunyan area to lure his victims, under the guise of being an agent of the VIO.

Items recovered from the suspect include machines used in printing the fake documents and large quantity of the printed materials. The commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc has ordered the transfer of the cases to the State Criminal Investigation Department for in depth investigation and diligent prosecution.

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