A 500 level student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ayodele Augustine(pictured) has been arrested for stealing 69 assorted mobile phones.
The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kola Shodipo, said that the suspected burglar was nabbed at Apata junction in Ibadan, Oyo State, on October 8, 2014, at about 4a.m. after he was sighted by a patrol team attached to Apata Division, strapping a bag to his back.
“After conducting an on-the-spot search and interrogation, 69 assorted handsets were found in the bag of the final year student, including equipment that could be used to burgle a house,” he added.
When interrogated by the police on the items learnt, Augustine could offer any explanation, leading to the suspicion that the items must have been stolen.
Preliminary investigation into the case revealed that a shop belonging to one Kingsley (surname withheld) was burgled at about 3a.m. at Apata area of Ibadan, Oyo State and the handsets were carted away from the shop.
Mr Shodipo said that the suspect would be transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, Ibadan for further investigations where he would further assist the police in their investigations.