By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Men of Ekiti State Police Command have arrested an ex-convict, Alaba Akinlade for robbery.
The command spokesperson, Abutu Sunday, said that police received a complaint from one Babafemi Jide of Odo-Oro, Ado-Ekiti that an unknown persons broke into his house at about 0900hrs of the same day and stole one plasma television set, one photocopy/printing machine, one video recording camera, one stabilizer, one tiger generator and a sack containing raw rice.
“Upon the receipt of the report, the Command’s Rapid Response Squad (RRS) swung into action and arrested one Alaba Akinlade in connection with the crime.
“During interrogation, Alaba Akinlade was said to have confessed to the commission of the crime and further claimed that he is a member of a gang of armed robbers that comprises two others who are currently at large.
“However, all the looted items were recovered from him while effort intensified by the RRS Operatives led them to the gang hideout along Afao Road, Ado-Ekiti where three pump action guns, one Beretta pistol and 41 live cartridges were recovered.
“An investigation by police revealed that the suspect was an ex-convict who was recently released from Nigeria Correctional Center, Ado-Ekiti.
“Meanwhile, effort is ongoing to ensure the arrest of the fleeing suspects,” Sunday said.
The state Commissioner of Police, Tunde Mobayo, while maintaining that the arrested suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded, implore everyone to be law-abiding citizens and report all forms of criminal activities observed in their environs to the Police and other law enforcement agencies.