The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos Police Command have arrested 15 suspects over the stealing of 7 sets of computer and its accessories at a Shomolu based public school just as they recovered 4 mini-laptops, a Laser Jet scanner, a desktop and a printer belonging to the school.
The suspects were arrested on Wednesday morning when RRS Intelligence Team stumbled on a lead that one of the suspects was lurking in a gaming shop at 29, Awoseni Streets, Shomolu.
The lead suspect, Yinka Adesola, 19, an athlete, disclosed that one Julius Akinyele, 20 (still at large), a phone repairer, who he accommodated, brought seven mini laptops, 1 scanner, 1 desktop, a CPU and a LaserJet printer belonging to a popular public school for keep in his apartment. Explaining how he got the computers, he stated:
“I knew he was a wayward guy. I accommodated him because his relatives whom he was staying with were relocating from Shomolu. I offered to assist him since I had an apartment to myself…. He was my junior in secondary school. He was one of my fans while I was competing for the school and Local Governments in the state…. Immediately he joined me, a lot of things started missing in the compound. Neighbours were losing their phones. Later, we discovered that he was the one stealing all the phones. My parents directed me that I tell him to move out and I did.”
Adesola also stated that, before this time, he had brought 7 mini-computers, 1 scanner, 1 desktop, a Laser Jet printer for keep in my room. Although, I saw the name of the school on those items, since he was always visiting that school, I didn’t know they were stolen items…. After a long while I didn’t see him, I attempted to sell all these items. Some I have sold, and others like desktop, printer and four mini-laptops, I have not sold. I gave them out to friends and people that I know can help me sell them.
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