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The Ekiti State Police Command has apprehended two notorious and wanted car thieves, Ekiti News reports.

C.P. Akinwale Adeniran, the State Commissioner of Police, disclosed that the suspects are linked to numerous car thefts and the reported disappearance of several vehicles in Ado-Ekiti and its surroundings.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, who represented the Commissioner of Police, at the command’s headquarters in Ado-Ekiti, revealed that the suspects were arrested in different locations.

According to him, the command also apprehended five other suspects for their alleged involvement in conspiracy, theft, armed robbery, and burglary.

Abutu said: “One Ayeni Oluwasegun Emmanuel and Suleiman Olaoluwa were arrested within the Ekiti State University campus while attempting to remove one Toyota Matrix car from where it was parked.

“Upon the arrest of the suspects, they made a confessional statement that they had earlier, on 16/02/2024, forcefully opened the door of a Toyota Corolla car parked within the premises of the institution and stole one HP laptop computer and different assorted clothes kept inside the vehicle.

“One Awe Deji, a serial burglar, was arrested within the premises of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado-Ekiti, by the security guards on duty for attempting to steal one motorcycle therein while other gang members escaped. 

“Investigation revealed that the gang was responsible for the stealing of numerous vehicles and motorcyles from the hospital prior to their arrest.

“On 25/02/2024 at about 11:00hrs, based on a credible tip-off that a group of suspected armed robbers was sighted in a house in Iyin-Ekiti, the Command Rapid Response Squad (RRS) swiftly mobilized to the scene and cordoned off the building. During the operation, one Emmanuel Kehinde Isaac and Daniel Olamide Friday were arrested, while others escaped.

“The Command received a report that a store inside Ekiti State Airport where lengths of iron rods and other construction materials are kept was burgled by an unknown thief or thieves, and some iron rods were stolen in connection with one Peter Olutade, and 18 lengths of 12mm iron rods valued N261,000 were found in his possession.”

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