The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested two persons for alleged stealing of ten goats in Igbemo-Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.
Penpushing reports that, the arrest followed a distress call from a group of hunters to Divisional Police Headquarters, Iworoko, after intercepting the suspects with the stolen goats in Igbemo-Ekit being conveyed in a Salon Primera Car with two occupants.
The Command Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, said the command upon receiving the distress call led a team of detectives and patrol to the scene, adding that the suspects were subsequently arrested with the goats.
“The suspects, during interrogation, confessed to have stolen all the goats from Ise-Ekiti and were bringing them to Ado-Ekiti where they reside before selling them.Five out of the 10 goats kept inside the boot of the car died in the process,” he said.
Penpushing further reports that, Abutu in a statement commended the hunters for their efforts that led to the prompt arrest of the suspects, and gave assurance that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded on the case.
The police spokesman urged the residents to always and quickly draw the attention of the nearest police station to any suspicious incident or happening observed in their areas or community, adding that they can call the designated phone number 08062335577.
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