Teenage Boys Arrested For Breaking Into Shops To Steal

Security personnel have been told by three teenage guys how they departed Owerri, Imo State, and broke into a phone store in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

The Ogun State Amotekun Corps detained the suspects, Onyeneho Chukwuemeka (17), Ibeh Dominion (18), and Adaya Stephen (18), for “attempt to commit crime to wit shop breaking.”

According to David Akinremi, the commander of the Ogun State Amotekun, the trio was apprehended on August 8 at around 11:30 p.m. in Ijebu Ode “while breaking into a phone shop.”

During interrogation, two of the suspects, Chukwuemeka and Dominion, according to Akinremi, “claimed that they left Owerri, Imo State for Lagos on 25th July, 2022 in search of what to do to sustain their lives.”

When they arrived at Ojodu Berger, the three boys had for three days slept in a guest house at Lambe street.

“They later left for Ijebu-Ode on 1st August 2022. At Ijebu Ode, broke into a phone shop through the ceiling but unfortunately, there was no phone in the shop.”

While searching for another phone shop to break into, they stated that they met Adaya Stephen, a native of Warri in Delta state.

Adaya was said to have hidden them inside an uncompleted building until late at night when they went out to break into another shop.

“They were caught by our Operatives while breaking into another phone shop along Folagbade Street, Ijebu-Ode,” the Commander explained.

The former Commissioner of Police informed that the suspects have been handed over to the police at the Stat Headquarters, Eleweran Abeokuta for further investigation and prosecution.

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