Police nab notorious burglar arrested in Ikorodu

Police nab notorious burglar arrested in Ikorodu

Sunday, February 23, 2020 8:13 pm

FILE: Arrested suspect

The  Ikorodu Police Station  had  arrested a serial burglar,  Ganiu Solomon, 37; of No. 5,Okuku St, Ota-Ona Ikorodu and recovered some stolen items from him.

DSP Bala Elkana,  the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, said this on Sunday.

Elkana in a statement said that the suspect was arrested in connection with a  series of complaints received from residents of Ota Ona area of Ikorodu bothering  on incidents of burglary and stealing.

“All the complains received indicate the same ‘modus operandi’, suggesting the fact that the crime was perpetrated by the same syndicate.

“One of such cases was reported earlier by one Ms Nkiruka Ezeokobe of Mojisola Sari Street Ota-Ona, Ikorodu,  where the suspect passed through the ceiling to gain entrance into her home.

“Items recovered from the suspect include: one Samsung phone valued  N235, 000 and one gold necklace valued  N150, 000 among other items,” the police official said.

Elkana said that the suspect confessed to  the crime and investigation was ongoing to ensure that other members of his gang were arrested.

Also, detectives from  the station had arrested one Ojo Adeyinka, 33, for forging riders identity cards of Motor Vehicle Administration Agency (MVAA) of  the Lagos State Government.

Elkana said that the arrest was effected following a complaint received from one Mr Ibrahim Audu, the Station Manager of Riders Card, Ikorodu Division.

“The suspect sells  the said forged Identification cards which serve as permit to unsuspecting motorcycle owners for between N2, 500 and N3,400.

“The suspect who started forging riders permit documents  in January has confessed to the commission of the crime.

“He uses the advantage of the proximity of his shop to the licensing office at Odogunyan area to lure his victims, under the guise of being an agent of the Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO),” the police officer said.

According to Elkana, items recovered from the suspect include: machines used in printing fake documents and large quantities of printed materials.

Elkana said that the Commissioner of Police Lagos State,  Mr Hakeem Odumosu,  had ordered the transfer of the cases to the State Criminal Investigation Department for an  indepth investigation and diligent prosecution.

Join The Conversation

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.