Criminals were caught stealing from the new Ogun maternity hospital
The 100-bed Mother and Child Hospital in Iperu, Ikenne Local Government Area, Ogun State, has been broken into by people who are thought to be thieves.
City Round says that Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who is the Vice President, opened the hospital on Saturday, February 18.
Shortly before the inauguration, the thieves are said to have stolen electronic equipment worth millions of naira.
David Akinremi, the head of the state’s South-West Security Network, also known as the Amotekun Corps, confirmed the attack to our reporter.
Akinremi said in a statement on Friday that three of the suspects had been caught by his men.
He said that the thieves took six 43-inch Hisense TVs, two 65-inch Bruhm TVs, three Bruhm fridges, one Midea fridge, and three Lontor rechargeable standing fans, which were all worth a total of N3m.
Akinremi also said that the main suspect, a man named Ogunjembola Kehinde, was in charge of the group that broke into the hospital.
He said, “Ogunjembola was arrested after a woman named Kehinde Banjoko filed a burglary and theft report. She said that while she was in Lagos, someone broke into her home and stole a number of household items, including a generator set, a gas cylinder, a standing fan, mattresses, and a rug, among other things, all worth about N500,000.”
“Based on information that could be used, the main suspect was arrested, and when he was questioned, he admitted that he was the one who did the alleged crime. Another person is still at large.” Lawal Aliu, the criminal receiver, got back everything that was stolen from him because he admitted it.
Akinremi said that while the original complaint was still being looked into, new information pointed to the same main suspect.
“When he (the suspect) was told this, he admitted that he and his partner in the original burglary and theft case, which Kehinde had reported, were responsible for the crime.
“Three suspects have been arrested so far in this case,” said the spokesman. “Efforts are still being made to catch other criminal receivers named by the suspects in order to get back items that were allegedly sold to them.”