Police arrest 23-year old suspected burglar in Ibadan

The Fele Divisional Police in Ibadan, Oyo State, has confirmed the arrest of a 23-year old man, Awoola Tobi, who allegedly burgled and stole mobile phones and accessories to the tune of about N2m around Choice Plaza, Challenge, Ibadan.

The state Police Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, described Awoola as a “habitual burglar” in a statement on Monday.

Osifeso noted that combined investigations and swift intelligence made it possible to track and arrest the alleged culprit.

The police recovered 16 Iphones, a white earpiece, one unbranded white-coloured airpods, a Sony Vio laptop, one Dell laptop, and a black shuttle bag.


Osifeso stressed that preliminary investigations and voluntary confessions made by the suspect revealed that he broke into the mobile phone and accessories shop situated at Choice Plaza, Challenge, Ibadan. This time unaided with the intent of stealing and re-selling the items.

He also noted that the police were working assiduously to apprehend the criminal network Awoola belonged to. He requested the cooperation and timely information of the public in order to restore peace and security in the state.