Twins and Accomplices Arrested for Burglary in Ekiti State

The commissioner emphasized that "the suspects will be arraigned accordingly."
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In Ekiti State, a set of twins – Taiwo and Kehinde Olasoji – along with two others – Funke Afolayan and Nnaji Aroh – have been apprehended by the police for burglary and receiving stolen goods.

According to the Commissioner of Police, Ekiti Command, Mr. Adeniran Akinwale, the twins were apprehended on April 25 "while attempting to break a shop at Mathew Street, Odo-Ado, Ado Ekiti."

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, revealed that "during interrogation, the suspects confessed to the commission of the crime. They further stated that they were responsible for burgling three shops in Fayemi Market at Agric Olope, Ado Ekiti where they carted away two bags of rice, two bags of beans and other valuables valued at N936,750."

Further investigation by the command’s Rapid Response Squad led to the arrest of Afolayan Funke and Nnaji Benignus Aroh, who the suspects claimed had been receiving stolen properties from them. The commissioner emphasized that "the suspects will be arraigned accordingly."

This arrest comes after a previous incident where suspects, including a burglary suspect, were paraded on March 25 for burgling a store at the Ekiti airport on March 7 and stealing iron rods. Akinwale had stated, "Upon the receipt of the information, the command’s Rapid Response Squad swung into action and 18 lengths of 12mm iron rods valued N261,000 were found in the possession of the suspect arrested. During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime and further said that he had been previously involved in stealing numerous iron rods from the site."

The commissioner urged all residents to be security conscious, vigilant, and report any untoward incident or happening observed in their locality to the nearest police station.

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