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Police arrest twin brothers for theft in Ekiti


The Ekiti State Police Command has said that twins Olasoji Kehinde and Olasoji Taiwo have been arrested for breaking into a shop and stealing items they later sold.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Sunday Abutu said, “On 25/04/2024 at about 08:00hrs, one Olasoji Kehinde and Olasoji Taiwo were arrested while attempting to break a shop at Mathew Street, Odo-Ado, Ado-Ekiti.

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“During interrogation, the suspects confessed to the commission of the crime.”

The police spokesperson said the twins further confessed to being responsible for the burgling of three shops in Fayemi Market in the Agric Olope area of Ado-Ekiti.

Two bags of rice, beans, and other valuables valued at Nine Hundred and Thirty-Six Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Naira (₦936,750:00) were carted away.

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“Further investigation by the Command Rapid Response Squad (RRS) led to the arrest of one Afolayan Funke ‘f,’ and Nnaji Benignus Aroh ‘m’, who the suspects claimed have been receiving stolen properties from them,” the statement stated.

Two other persons were also apprehended by the police for receiving the stolen items from the two teenage suspects.

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Abutu said the suspects will be arraigned in court accordingly.