The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps reported a 32-year-old serial burglar who specializes in stealing plasma TVs was apprehended in Kwara.
On August 10, he was detained after a man named Hashim Ibrahim reported that burglars broke into his home and stole two televisions: a 65-inch Samsung curved UHD TV and a 55-inch TCL 4K smart TV.
The burglars fled as soon as they saw the family was awake, according to Ibrahim.
“The complainant gets in his car and drives to the security agent's office to submit an official report. During this time, he spotted a strange vehicle moving slowly down their street,” Afolabi explained.
“He attempted to stop the vehicle, but it raced away, and the complainant chased after it. Later, while driving down Maraba Road, he came saw the suspect and his vehicle. “The suspect got out of the car and bolted.”
The truck was hauled to the NSCDC state command by the state government's security task team, Operation Harmony, according to Babawale.
“A phone was discovered in the automobile during the inquiry. A soft target was established using a number from the prime suspect's phone history, which eventually assisted in the arrest of the prime suspect in the Geri Alimi axis approximately 20:30pm on August 10, 2021.
“Tope Olaleke, the major suspect, admitted in his confessional statement and verified that he and one Majid, who is currently at large, broke into the complainant's residence on 10/08/2021 about 4:00hrs and stole two plasma televisions,” Babawale said.
“Around five plasma television sets worth millions of naira were found among other electrical goods during the search of the prime suspect's house and shop."
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