Police arrests couple in Ekiti, recovers N3m stolen goods

Mr. Ajayi Opeyemi and his wife, Asake Opeyemi, have been arrested by the detectives of the Ekiti State Police Command.

The couple was said to have specialized in burglary and the stolen goods recovered, estimated at N3 million Naira from their possession.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Dare Ogundare while addressing newsmen at the Headquarters in Ado-Ekiti, CP Dare Ogundare, said the suspects were arrested in Eyin-Ogbe quarters, Aramoko-Ekiti, in Ekiti West local government area of the state by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) attached to the command.

The police boss who portrayed the couple as serial burglars, said they were arrested at a criminal hideout in the community on September 22, 2023, following credible information from the residents of the area.

He made clear that the two had burgled more than five different houses and shops belonging to different owners in the ancient community and carted away goods before they were arrested by the operatives.

During interrogation, the husband, a carpenter and father of two described himself as a victim of circumstances.

Ajayi admitted to the commission of the crime that the stolen goods were recovered by the police in his wife’s shop.

He said his wife usually takes the goods to other markets in a neighboring community to sell.

Some of the goods recovered by the police from the suspects are 400 pieces of jean trousers, shirts, short knickers, jackets, face caps, underwear, large quantities of women’s accessories and lingerie goods, assorted wines, provision and foodstuff estimated at N3 million.

The suspects who are now detained at the Anti-Crime section of the command in Ado-Ekiti are still helping the police with more facts, said the CP.

He ensured that the couple would be prosecuted in court upon completion of the investigation.