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“Friends influence led us into stealing”…. Suspects


Nemesis caught up with two burglars recently, who had bugled their way into the residence of Mr. Udeh Kriss Chidozie at No. 89 Jimoh Farombi Street Ire – Akari Estate, carting away items worth hundreds of thousands of Naira.
The two suspects, who claimed friends influence them into stealing, stole from the residence, two Samsung plasma televisions, a mini laptop, 6 expensive wrist watches and some expensive clothes, these, they sold out at a cheap price; to make money from.
The suspects, identified as Lukmoh Jimoh, aged 29 and Jamiu Idowu 31, had both lived at no.55, Mushin road Isolo and no.17, Akinbode street Isolo respectively, before they were apprehended by the Ire Akari Divisional Police Officers.
The incident was reported to the Police by the victim of the crime, Mr. Chidozie. He reported, that his home had been burgled. Adding that, he had come home in the middle of the day, to discover, that his apartment had been forcefully breached and some items missing in his home.
“At the time of the incident, I was in my office but was not feeling fine. A friend of mine advised me to go home and rest. Around 2pm, my friend and I came home, but I could not open my gate. I was surprised, as it seemed to have been bolted from inside” he said.
Adding that on getting inside, they saw a ladder leaning on the fence. He said that was when he discovered, that his kitchen door was open and the door leading to the backyard damaged.
Chidozie said after going through his home, he discovered that two Samsung Television 32 inches worth 90 thousand each, a Mini Laptop worth 35,000, six Wrist Watches that he couldn’t estimate it’s worth, because some were expensive gifts from friends, Clothing items and other items; he could not readily account for now.
He said, he immediately reported the incident to the Police. Noting, that the competence and response of the Police at Ire – Akari Division, led to the apprehension of the suspects and their accomplice, Agwu Chukwudi; in no time.
“Immediately I contacted the Police Force and investigation commenced, the following day (Wednesday), the suspects were apprehended and so far, some of the Wrist Watches have been recovered he said. Explaining, that the man, they cheaply sold his TV sets to is still at large, but hopefully; would be caught soon” he said.
Complementing the Police for their quick and effective response to the incident, Chidozie said he is happy about the way the incident was treated.
Efforts to speak with the Public Relations Officer of the Division, proved abortive, as they were not ready to comment, on a case that is under investigation. The fate of the suspects would be decided when charged to Court.