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Man Arrested For Stealing From Worship Centres



A 25-year-old man, Ayomide Ibrahim has been arrested by the Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps codenamed So-Safe Corps for alleged burglary and theft.

Ibrahim was said to have been arrested on Thursday, January 25, at the Baba Ode area of Iju in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state during the routine patrol of the security agency.

He was alleged to have told the So-Safe Corps that he came from Abeokuta to join his accomplice in the area and that he was a member of a robbery gang that specialised in stealing from worship centres in the area.

Ibrahim equally allegedly revealed that whatever they stole is sold at one Arena Shopping Complex in Oshodi, Lagos State.

This was contained in a press statement issued on Saturday from the Office of the State Commander of the Corps, Commander Soji Ganzallo, through the Office of the Director of Information and Public Relations of the Corps, Assistant Commander Moruf Yusuf.

The statement partly reads, “On 25 January 2024, the officers of the Corps at Baba Ode Division, Iju, in Ado Odo Ota Local Government, while on routine patrol apprehended Ayomide Ibrahim, a 25-year-old man while stealing aluminium fittings.

“The suspect confessed to having relocated from Abeokuta to join his accomplice at Baba Ode, Iju.

“He confessed during preliminary interrogation that the exhibits were stolen from an uncompleted building in Atan and that Biola Adebesin, who was previously arrested by the Corps on 18th January is their gang leader and they specialise in burgling and stealing from worship centres.

“The suspect revealed that any church instruments stolen were sold at Arena Shopping Complex in Oshodi, Lagos”.

Meanwhile, items recovered from the suspect as exhibits were said to have been transferred to the Nigeria Police Force, Onipanu Divisional Police Headquarters for further investigation and likely prosecution.