The Ogun State Government-owned So-Safe Corps has apprehended a suspected thief in Odeda Local Government Area of the state.
The suspect, Adewale Adegbenro, who was a night guard somewhere in Adigbe, Abeokuta, allegedly broke into the house he was watching over and made away with jewelries worth N15million in December, 2021.
A statement by the So-Safe Corps Director of Information and Public Relations, Moruf Yusuf, said, “The So-Safe Corps was contacted by Force CIID Annex, Alagbon, Lagos State that one Mr Adewale Adegbenro, popularly called Akilapa, has been declared wanted for burgling into the residence of his employer who employed him as a night guard at Adigbe, Abeokuta.”
The suspect was said to have “carted away gold and jewelries worth fifteen million (15,000,000:00) Naira since December 14, 2021.”
According to Yusuf, the Special Squad of the corps was charged to go after Adegbenro and to ensure he was captured alive without any injury so as to get more information that could lead to the arrest of his team members, if there were any.
“Meanwhile, Adewale was finally apprehended somewhere in Odeda after he was closely monitored by officers of the corps on Monday, January 24, 2022,” Yusuf disclosed.
He added that the suspect had been transferred to the Force CIID Annex, Alagbon, Lagos State for further investigation and likely prosecution.