A 28-year-old man, Folorunsho Olaniyan, has been caught while allegedly trying to steal a generator belonging to a customary court in the Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Olaniyan, a native of Ota, was caught by the court registrar, Kareem Tolulope.
A source said the suspect, on Tuesday, January 24, broke into the office where the generator was kept by unscrewing the lock to the building.
The source said the suspect took advantage of the public holiday declared by the state government for the collection of Permanent Voter Cards to commit the crime.
An official of the Local Government Service Commission, Mercy Ajewole, also confirmed the arrest of the suspect.
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She said Olaniyan confessed to have entered the secretariat by jumping the fence, adding that he was handed over to the police.
“Items found on him were two screwdrivers and a bag,” she added.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, could not be reached for comment as of press time.