Police arrest 2 in Ekiti, recovers stolen vehicle
By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
Operatives of the Anti-Vehicle Theft Section (AVTS) attached to the Ekiti State Police Command, have arrested two suspects who specialise in stealing vehicles in the state.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Mr Sunday Abutu, the command had received a credible tip-off that two suspected robbers were sighted around Agric-Olope Area of Ado-Ekiti, driving a Suzuki mini bus, popularly known as ‘Akoto.’
He explained that upon receipt of the information, the AVTS operatives swung into action, mobilized to the area and arrested Asimiyu Temitope Thank-God and Oyewunmi Biodun.
According to him, “during investigation, it was revealed that the two ,suspects came from Delta State, where they have been perpetrating their criminal activities, to Ekiti State where they have planned to continue their heinous crimes.
“It was also discovered that the vehicle found with them was a stolen bus that had been reported stolen in Delta State Police Command.
“Further investigations revealed that one of the suspects, Asimiyu Temitope Thank-God, had in his possession, some police kits and accoutrements and he has been impersonating as a police officer in Delta State.
The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Dare Ogundare, commended the support and cooperation of the members of the public in giving credible and timely information to police.
The police boss also implored everyone to be security conscious and report any suspicious person or group of persons found in their environments to the nearest police station for necessary actions.
He, however, disclosed that the arrested suspects will be handed over to Delta State Police Command for further investigation.