Adedapo Ayobami, a bricklayer, is in the custody of the Osun State Command Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly stealing a plasma television, ten cooking pots, two fry pans, two cable decoders, a solar panel with bulbs, curtains, and other valuable items from a house in Osunjela, Osogbo.

The offender, who lives at 13 Oja Oba, Osogbo, was captured by NSCDC officers on patrol on Thursday, May 23, 2024, after stealing things from the town.

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The State Commandant of NSCDC, Michael Adaralewa, hinted in a public statement in Osogbo by ASC Kehinde Adeleke, CDPRO, Osun State Command.

According to Adaralewa, “the offence is in contravention of Section 411 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria, which states that any person who breaks and enters the dwelling-house of another with intent to commit a felony therein; or having committed a felony in the dwelling house of another, breaks out of the dwelling-house is guilty of a felony and is liable” .

He explained that an investigation revealed that, despite the fact that people in the neighborhood saw the suspect with a load on his head, no one challenged him. He also urged members of the public to be security conscious by questioning suspected criminals and reporting unusual movement in their surroundings to security agencies.

However, in his confessional statement, the suspect stated that before the owner of the house died, he was a herbalist who gave him a traditional soap to improve his financial situation and instructed him to collect the soap every month. When he arrived at his house to collect the soap for the month of May, he was informed that the herbalist had died, and he returned home disappointed.

The suspect stated that he was enraged by the development, which prompted him to visit his home the next day, Thursday, May 23rd, check where he used to keep his key while alive, open the door, and take away a plasma television, cooking utensils, a solar panel, bulbs, two different cable decoders, and other household items.

However, Adedapo Ayobami said that he planned to sell the stolen products to unsuspecting members of the public.