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A 40-year-old man has been arrested in Ibadan over alleged motorcycle theft.

9Janewshub.com.ng reports that the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS),Oyo State Command on Wednesday apprehended a 40-year-old suspect for alleged motorcycle theft in front of the command’s Headquarters in Ibadan.

The NIS Comptroller in the state, Isa Dansuleiman disclosed this while parading the suspect on Wednesday at the command’s Headquarters at Agodi-Gate area of Ibadan.

Dansuleiman said that the suspect was arrested in front of the command by 8.30 a.m of Wednesday in his attempt to unlock the motorcycle with master key and stole the motorcycle parked in front of the command by a customer.

The comptroller said that there had been reports of frequent robberies within the command’s office which shared boundary with the National Youths Service Corps Secretariat and Ibadan North Local Government Secretariat.

He said that the act prompted the command to intensify its security network and mount surveillance within the area in order to put an end to the criminal act.

Dansuleiman said that effort of the command yielded success with the arrest of the suspect who was caught in the act of stealing the motorcycle and the suspect had confessed to the crime, saying it was not his first attempt.

The comptroller said that the vehicle of one of his staff was also stolen in front of the command’s office where it was parked.

He said that the arrest would serve as deterrent to others and put an end to frequent robbery in the area.

The Comptroller said that the suspect would be handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.

In an interview with the suspect by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the suspect said he does not know what pushed him to stealing.

“I am married with a wife and three children and a tiler as occupation.

“I came to the area to buy food and suddenly something just tell me to go and steal the motorcycle and I was in the process of unlocking the motorcycle with the masked key in my possession when I was arrested by the officers,”he said.

The suspect said he regretted his action and pleaded for leniency.




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