Photos: RRS nabs 15 burglary suspects, recovers computers

The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos Police
Command have arrested 15 suspects over the stealing of 7 sets of
computer and its accessories at a Shomolu based public school just as
they recovered 4 mini-laptops, a Laser Jet scanner, a desktop and a
printer belonging to the school.
The suspects were arrested on Wednesday
morning when RRS Intelligence Team stumbled on a lead that one of the
suspects was lurking in a gaming shop at 29, Awoseni Streets, Shomolu.
interrogation, the suspect, who turned out to be a buyer of one of the
stolen mini-laptops specifically designed for secondary school pupils,
led to the arrest of the principal suspect and 13 others.
The lead suspect, Yinka Adesola, 19, an athlete, disclosed that one
Julius Akinyele, 20 (still at large), a phone repairer, who he
accommodated, brought seven mini laptops, 1 scanner, 1 desktop, a CPU
and a LaserJet printer belonging to a popular public school for keep in
his apartment. Explaining how he got the computers, he stated:

“I knew he was a wayward guy. I accommodated him because his relatives
whom he was staying with were relocating from Shomolu. I offered to
assist him since I had an apartment to myself…. He was my junior in
secondary school. He was one of my fans while I was competing for the
school and Local Governments in the state…. Immediately he joined me, a
lot of things started missing in the compound. Neighbours were losing
their phones. Later, we discovered that he was the one stealing all the
phones. My parents directed me that I tell him to move out and I did.”

Adesola also stated that, before this time, he had brought 7
mini-computers, 1 scanner, 1 desktop, a Laser Jet printer for keep in
my room. Although, I saw the name of the school on those items, since he
was always visiting that school, I didn’t know they were stolen
items…. After a long while I didn’t see him, I attempted to sell all
these items. Some I have sold, and others like desktop, printer and four
mini-laptops, I have not sold. I gave them out to friends and people
that I know can help me sell them.
Arrested along with the suspect were Lukman Sokoya, 34; Wasiu Adejare,
30; Ismaila Adebowale, 42; Ahmed Olaleye, 17 and Ramon Mukaila.
According to investigators, only six out of the 15 suspects arrested
were directly connected to the burgled school and stolen computers as
well as its accessories. Four of the suspects were released to their
relatives, while the remaining five suspects were held for their link to
cult activities in Shomolu.
The suspects, Kazeem Adenuga, 24; Owolabi Yusuph, 35; Wasiu Shodipe, 27;
Samson Kareem, 34 and Sheriff Badru, 22, were arrested when
investigators discovered that  they were involved in ceaseless violence
in Awoseni Street on Tuesday night. The eleven suspects have all been transferred to SCID for further investigations.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo
Badmos, stated that the Command was leaving no stone unturn towards
reducing crime in the state and make it safe for investment.
Source: RRS

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