NSCDC nabs 3 over alleged theft, burglary, fraud in Kwara

By Mosunmola Ayobami, Ilorin

The Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has apprehended three suspects involved in theft, burglary, and fraud.

On Monday, July 1, 2024, detectives from the command’s tracking unit arrested one Ibrahim Wasiu, a 31-year-old resident of Eyenkorin, Kwara State.

The arrest followed a report by a certain Mumini Kabir regarding several burglaries at his residence, during which valuable items including a motorcycle, two Android phones, a home theater system, and other household goods were stolen.

After thorough investigations, Wasiu was apprehended, and all the stolen items were successfully recovered.

In a related development, on June 30, 2024, the command’s tracking unit, acting on a tip-off, apprehended one Soliu Jimoh, a 33-year-old man, for the habitual theft of electrical cables and fittings from buildings under construction in the Gaa Ajanaki area of Ilorin. Wires and tools used in his operations were recovered upon his arrest.

Similarly, on June 28, 2024, another suspect, Ganiyu Yusuf Olalekan, 38, was arrested for defrauding Mr Ibrahim Mustapha of 4.5 million naira.

The suspect was said to have falsely portrayed himself as a senior staff member of the Ministry of Finance and a politician, deceiving one Mustapha by promising him three Hajj slots in exchange for payment.

Investigations revealed that Olalekan is a scammer who deceives unsuspecting members of the public for financial gain.

The anti-crime agency further disclosed that all suspects have confessed to their crimes and will be prosecuted in a court of competent jurisdiction once investigations are completed.

NSCDC Kwara State Commandant, Umar Mohammed, reacting to the developments, assured the public that the corps will not rest in its quest to combat criminality in the state.

He issued a stern warning to criminal elements to vacate the state, emphasizing the corps’s commitment to ensuring a safe environment for law-abiding citizens and making it unsuitable for criminals.

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