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Thieves Cart Away Electronics Worth Millions from Hospital in Ogun State

Suspected thieves broke into the newly inaugurated 100-bed Mother and Child Hospital in Iperu, Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State, just a month after its commissioning by Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

The thieves reportedly made away with electronic equipment worth millions of naira, including six 43-inch Hisense T.V. sets, two 65-inch Bruhm T.V sets, three Bruhm fridges, one Midea refrigerator, and three Lontor rechargeable standing fans, all valued at ₦3 million.

The state commandant of the Security Network, also known as the Amotekun Corps, David Akinremi, confirmed the incident and disclosed that his operatives had arrested three suspects, with the prime suspect identified as Ogunjembola Kehinde, who led the gang to rob the hospital.

The arrest was made following a complaint of burglary and stealing by one Kehinde Banjoko, who reported that some unknown persons broke into her residence and stole several household items valued at about ₦500,000.

"Based on actionable information, the primary suspect was apprehended, and during questioning, he confessed to committing the alleged crime with another person who is still at large. All the items taken from one Lawal Aliu, the criminal receiver, were found after his arrest."

"While the investigation into the initial complaint was ongoing, additional information showed that Ogunjembola Kehinde, the case's primary suspect, and his criminal gang were accountable for breaking into and stealing some electronic equipment from the newly inaugurated 100-bed Mother and Child Hospital in Iperu."

"When the suspect was confronted with this, he also stated that he and his accomplice were responsible for the burglary and theft Banjoko Kehinde first reported.

"Three suspects have been detained so far in connection with this case, and investigations are underway to apprehend other criminal receivers mentioned by the perpetrators to reclaim items allegedly sold to them," Akinremi added.

Source: PUNCH

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