An alleged member of a neighbourhood robbery gang in Ilorin has been arrested by the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
Abdulwasiu Sulaiman (21) was apprehended by the Vigilante members of Oke Foma Phase 3 Estate in Ilorin, while trying to escape with a generating set he had stolen from one of the houses in the estate.
Spokesman of the defence corps, Babawale Afolabi said the generator valued at N150,000, belonged to one Moshood Otubu, who resides at Oke Foma Phase 2. The suspect was accused of allegedly scaling the fence of Otubu’s premises to steal the generator.
Upon being interrogated, the suspect confessed to being a member of a gang that specialises in breaking into people’s houses to steal their valuable items. He also confessed that his gang was responsible for various housebreaking and burglary cases in recent times.
Afolabi noted that there had been an increased rate of reports of burglary and housebreaking in recent times in the state capital. He added that efforts to bring the situation under control in collaboration with vigilante groups, are yielding positive results.