An 18-year-old boy, Toheeb Tijani was on Sunday afternoon caught by a member of the Oodua Peoples’ Congress, OPC, while trying to loot a shop at Salvation Army Area in Ibadan.

Tijani who claimed to hails from Popo area of Ibadan said he was scavenging around a shop already burgled adding that his friends led him to the area only to scavenge for waste metals.

Narrating how the arrest went down to Radio Nigeria, the OPC member, Mr Wasiu Ayeka said the suspect with four others had succeeded in burgling an electronic shop when he arrived the scene after a tip off.

Mr Ayeka who said he was assigned to monitor activities in the area said the four robbers engaged him in tough fight but succeeded in arresting Toheeb Tijani who was one of them.

Mr Ayeka who said his success followed training and skills acquired in security and crime fighting said the four robbers would have assassinated him but for his tactics he adopted to arrest toheeb whom he said was the youngest of the four.

He said Toheeb would be taken to their branch office for further interrogation on the whereabouts of the remaining suspects that absconded.

As the time of filing this report, Radio Nigeria observed that the shop owner was not aware of the development while others were trying to put a call through to him.

Rotimi Famakin


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