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Scavenger allegedly steals kitchen utensils in Kwara

OPERATIVES of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Kwara State Command,has detained a scavenger, Akilu Lawali for allegedly stealing kitchen utensils iunder the disguise of scavenging in Ilorin, Kwara State.

This occurred when some residents of Ayekale Community, Ogidi Area apprehended and took the suspect to NSCDC headquarters for allegedly stealing the items.

NSCDC spokesperson, Kwara State Command, Babawale Zaid Afolabi disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

He said, “on April 4,2022, at about 7pm, five men from Ayekale Community took Lawali to the Investigation Unit of the Command, for being in possession of kitchen utensils, suspected to have been stolen.

“The suspect confessed to having bought the items from some people at a cheap price.

“The State Commandant, Makinde Ayinla, has ordered that investigation should be conducted and the suspect should be prosecuted accordingly,” he said.

“The suspect stated that he had been scavenging for some years, adding that he is married and blessed with three kids.

“He hails from Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara state and had been in Ilorin for the past three months, scavenging.

“He said some unknown men saw him scavenging around Ogidi Area and forcefully sold the kitchen utensils to him.

“They asked if I was interested in buying kitchen utensils and I said yes, but when they requested N10, 000, I told them that I am no longer interested.

“They beat me and collected all the N7, 000 in my pocket and left, leaving behind the kitchen utensils.

“On my way home, I met a man driving by and stopped to ask me what I was carrying, in the process of explaining to him, four other men came around and they decided to take me to the Civil Defence Office,” the suspect claimed.

 

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