June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

Police Nab 7 Car Theft Syndicate In Ilorin

Operatives of the Kwara State Police Command have arrested some suspects allegedly connected with the dismantling of suspected stolen cars in Ilorin, the state capital.

The spokesperson of the command, DSP Ejire Adeyemi Toun, disclosed this in a statement in Ilorin on Friday.

She said: “At approximately 1200 hours on May 24, 2024, detectives were alerted to suspicious activities at a dump site located around the Madi area along the Okolowo-Jebba Expressway in Ilorin, where individuals were seen dismantling a car.

“Upon arrival at the scene, Abdulateef Abdulwahab, Wasiu Musa, and Tajudeen Abdulrasak were arrested. A dismantled ash-coloured Nissan Almera car, with Lagos registration number AKD919AU, was recovered.”

The police spokesperson said during interrogation, the suspects provided information leading to the arrest of other accomplices, namely Usman Oseni, Abdulrasheed Jimoh, Abdulrasak Jamiu Ayinde, and Lukman Ibrahim, all residents of Ilorin, Kwara State.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the Nissan Almera was snatched at gunpoint in Lagos State and transported to Ilorin for dismantling and resale.

“Two other suspects, Olarewaju Sukirulahi and an individual known as “Old Soldier,” remain at large. Efforts are ongoing to track down and apprehend these fleeing suspects,” the statement added.

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