Two in Kwara NSCDC’s net for alleged serial robbery

Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin

In its efforts to nip crimes and criminality in the bud in Kwara state, the State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it has successfully dismantled a notorious burglary syndicate responsible for series of break into warehouses, stores, and supermarkets in Apalara area, along Al-Hikmah University road in the capacity of Ilorin.

A statement by the spokesman of the NSCDC in Kwara State, ASC 1 Ayoola Michael Shola, said: “On Monday, 13th May, 2024, acting on reliable intelligence, crack detectives from the Command’s tracking unit apprehended two suspects: Garuba Kabir, 28, and Nasir Raheem, 30.

“The arrests followed reports from several shop owners in the Apalara area, who had complained about repeated burglaries resulting in the loss of valuable items worth millions of naira. The suspects had recently targeted four shops along Ali-Hikma University and New Yidi Road, Irewolede in Ilorin, stealing goods of significant value.

“Further investigation led the detectives to the gang’s storage location, where they recovered stolen goods, including food items, phone accessories, and solar gadgets.”

Meanwhile, the Kwara State Commandant of the NSCDC, Dr. Umar J.G. Mohammed, has reaffirmed the Command’s commitment to eradicating criminal activities in the state, urging “the public to support the Command by providing credible information, which is crucial in the ongoing effort to prevent and tackle crime effectively”.


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