Local Security Operatives Nab Thief Who Invaded Iyalode Alaba Lawson's College In Abeokuta - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Local Security Operatives Nab Thief Who Invaded Iyalode Alaba Lawson's College In Abeokuta

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ABEOKUTA - A local security guards attached to Lawson College in Abeokuta, Ogun state have arrested a suspected thief, Onyekechi Okolo for allegedly invading the College and carted away number of properties of the institution.

The 42 year-old suspect was on Friday arrested in an uncompleted building which serves as his hideout, after a series of surveillance placed on him by the security operatives of the college headed by Moses Olowoake.

The suspect who has been handed over to the police confessed to the crime after the arrest, adding that, he took the advantage of the over grown forest surrounding the school to perpetrate the crime, adding that many of the products, equipment and items he stole were sold to awaiting receiver of stolen goods.

A visit to the abandoned building which is about three plots in size showed that the suspect is a resident massive structure, and had created a hole on the wall as passage for which leads him in and out to carry out operations.

The suspect converted one of the rooms in the building as his bedroom, while some cooking utensils were discovered in the house, as well remnants of Indian Hemp found in another room, when the police visited the scene.
The suspected thief

According to the suspect, he was employed by an unknown landlord to be in charge of the building and look for tenants to occupy the house, which was established to have being abandoned over a decade

The suspect said he has lost contact with the ‘ghost landlord’, and has since being residing in the building which is located inside a forest, adding that it was because no salary offered by the unknown landlord that he resorted to stealing.

Reacting to the development, the Proprietress of the college, Iyalode Alaba Lawson commended the security officials of the college for the proactive measure exhibited to apprehend the suspect and thanked police for quick response.

The Iyalode of Yorubaland also expressed appreciation to God for exposing the alleged criminal early enough; adding that she never knew there was an abandoned building in the forest which shared fence with the college.

Lawson said with the shocking discovery, the school authorities will not waste time in clearing the forest within the next few days, and also called on the Ogun State Government to investigate the building and do the needful before the crimes within the hideout escalate.

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