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ONCE A THIEF! Man arrested for stealing motorcycle days after release from prison for similar offence


The Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested an ex-convict, Kingsley Chukwu, for allegedly hitting a commercial motorcycle rider, Unity Hassan, with an object and snatching his motorcycle.

The incident, our correspondent gathered, occurred at the Iyesi area in the Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area on Monday, October 29, 2018.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by police at the Onipanu Police Division.

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Oyeyemi added that the Divisional Police Officer of the division, Sangobiyi Johnson, led the anti-robbery team to the scene, combed the area with the assistance of members of the community and apprehended the suspect.

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He said the suspect’s accomplice, however, escaped, while the motorcycle was recovered.

The police spokesperson said the suspect also confessed that he had been convicted for a similar offence and had just come out of prison.

“The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered a serious manhunt for the escaped accomplice, while the suspect will be transferred to Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Magbon, Abeokuta, for investigation,” Oyeyemi said.

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