Burglars invade ogun state government hospital, loot equipment

The  recently commissioned 100-bed Mother and Child Hospital located  in Iperu town, Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State has been burgled by suspected thieves and carted away equipment estimated to cost millions of naira.

Penpushing reports that the hospital was on February 18, 2023 commissioned by Vice President Osinbajo few months ago, while the State Security Network, Amotekun Corps as at the time of filing this report confirmed arrest of three suspects

The Amotekun Commandant of the Corps, David Akinremi, who confirmed the incident and arrest of the suspects on Friday disclosed that the gang stole six 43-inch Hisense television sets, two 65-inch Bruhm television sets, three Bruhm fridges, one Midea refrigerator and three Lontor rechargeable standing fans, all valued at three million naira.

Penpushing further reports that Akinremi explained that one of the suspects Ogunjembola Kehinde, led his gang to burgle the hospital,adding that his arrest followed  a complaint by one Kehinde Banjoko of a burglary incident in her residence while she was away in Lagos.

The Amotekun boss said  items the complainant said were stolen in her residence which  include a generating set, gas cylinder, standing fan, mattresses and rug, all valued at about N500,000, adding that it was based on this the corps embarked on intelligence investigation

“Based on actionable intelligence, the prime suspect was arrested and upon interrogation, he admitted that he committed the alleged crime with one other now at large. His admission led to the recovery of all the items stolen from one Lawal Aliu who is the receiver of the crime proceeds.

“While investigation into the original complaint was still ongoing, intelligence received further revealed that the same principal suspect in this case, Ogunjembola Kehinde and his criminal gang was responsible for breaking and stealing of some electronic equipment at the newly inaugurated 100 bed Mother and Child Hospital, Iperu.

‘When he (suspect) was confronted with this, he also admitted he committed the offence with his co-accomplice in the original case of burglary and stealing reported by Banjoko Kehinde’, the commandant said.

“So far, three suspects have been arrested in connection with this case while efforts are ongoing aimed at apprehending other criminal receivers mentioned by the suspects with a view to recovering items allegedly sold to them’, he added.

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