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Police apprehends car theft syndicates in Kwara (PHOTOS)



Some car theft syndicates have been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Police, Kwara State Command.

The suspects are; Abdulateef Abdulwahab, Wasiu Musa, and Tajudeen Abdulrasak and apprehended with dismantled Nissan Almera car, ash in color, with Lagos registration number AKD919AU, was recovered.

According to a statement issued on Friday by Police spokesperson in Kwara, DSP Ejire-Adeyemi Toun, “At approximately 1200hrs on 24/05/2024, 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.

“During interrogation, the suspects provided information leading to the arrest of additional 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 Sikirulahi and an individual known as “Old Solder,” remain at large. Efforts are ongoing to track down and apprehend these fleeing suspects.”

ROYAL NEWS reports that the Commissioner of Police, CP Victor Olaiya, however commended the swift and professional actions of the officers involved in this operation.

CP Olaiya therefore reaffirms the commitment of the Kwara State Police Command to ensuring the safety and security of all residents.

“Theft and other illegal activities will not be tolerated in Kwara State, and those who engage in such acts will face the full weight of the law”, he added.

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