Police arrest two burglars, recover 220 shoes, foodstuffs

The police in Ekiti State have arrested two suspected serial burglars, identified only as Olamide and Michael, for allegedly breaking into at least 16 houses and shops in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, said valuables belonging to 16 different complainants were recovered from the two suspects.

The police spokesman, in a statement on Sunday, said Olamide’s arrest on October 1 led to that of Michael, while three other suspects on the run were still being hunted.

According to him, the two suspects led security agents to where they kept the stolen items, following which they were recovered by the police.

Abutu listed the items recovered to include different varieties of electronic appliances, 220 pairs of male and female shoes, 275 male and female cloths, assorted wines, provisions and foodstuffs and one bag containing three hammers, one wooden saw and a chisel.

He said, “While effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspects and recover more items, the two suspects arrested will be arraigned accordingly.”

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