Two boys aged 11 and 13 were arrested after they broke into a shop in Osogbo and stole food items and some money.
Retired Brig.-Gen. Bashir Adewinmbi, Osun State Amotekun Commander, made this known to newsmen on Tuesday.
Adewinmbi said the boys gained access to a shop at Asubiaro, Osogbo in the early hours of Saturday and stole recharge cards, noodles, beverages, and some cash.
He said they were later arrested in the day, at about 6.24 pm, in an uncompleted building, after the incident was reported to Amotekun Osogbo Command by the shop owner.
“The duo were arrested at their hideout after our operatives received intelligence about their location.
“The suspects were caught with some of the stolen items still in their possession and during interrogation, they confessed to perpetrating the act,” Adewinmbi said.
He said the parents of the boys, who came for their release, pleaded with the shop owner and agreed to pay for damages and the items stolen.
The Amotekun commander said the suspects were later released to their parents after an agreement was reached with the shop owner.
Adewinmbi thereafter advised parents to endeavor to train their children in an upright way, monitor their activities, and always be interested in the friends or companies they keep.
He said parents should equally be very watchful of their children’s movements and ensure to know their whereabouts at every point in time.