Kwara Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has has been arrested a 60-year old man, Bolaji Olarongbe, for theft and housebreaking in Ilorin.
The corps said this in a statement issued by its Spokesman, Mr Babawale Afolabi, and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Ilorin.
Afolabi disclosed that NSCDC’s operatives also arrested Olarongbe’s accomplice, Moshood Shittu, 45.
He said that while Shittu specialised in house burglary, Olanrongbe usually received the stolen items.
Items recovered from the suspects’ hideout included laptops, Android phones, phone accessories, DVD players and other valuables.
“On Nov.7, at about 1 p.m., the command received a complaint from one Yemisi Adefila, of Oko Oba Area, Gaa Akanbi, Ilorin on a case of housebreaking.
“The complainant accused Moshood Shittu of breaking into her parent’s house and carted away GOtv decoder, cylinder DVD player and other valuables,” Afolabi said.
He said that during interrogation, Shittu confessed to the crime and also took NSCDC detectives to the house of his accomplice (Olarongbe) located at G220, Yekelu Compound, Bolanta, Ilorin.
The spokesman said that various stolen items were recovered at Shittu’s resident.
“The state Commandant, Iskilu Ayinla Makinde, was briefed of the incident and had ordered full scale investigation, after which the suspects will be charged to court,” he said.
The NSCDC was first introduced in May 1967 during the Nigerian Civil War within the then Federal Capital Territory of Lagos for the purpose of sensitization and protection of the civil populace. It was then known as Lagos Civil Defence Committee.