A man in his 20s has been arrested after risking infection to burgle a COVID-19 isolation centre.
The incident occurred in Osun State.
Equally important, the Osun State Police Command confirmed it had arrested the man on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The said man, identified as one Morufu Abdullah, 27; was arrested for allegedly stealing an air-conditioning system from the COVID-19 isolation centre in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
Mr Olawale Olokode, the Commissioner of Police in the state, disclosed this to the media. He spoke during the parade of arrested suspects at the State Police Headquarters in Osogbo.
“On July, 22 at about 1:30 p.m., a security guard attached to one of the Osun COVID-19 Isolation centres/Mercy Land; Osogbo, noticed a person inside one of the isolation rooms removing an air conditioner.
“The security guard quickly alerted the Dada Estate Police Station in Osogbo. Police officers from the station immediately moved to the scene and cordoned off the area.
“Only one Morufu Abdullah ‘m’ aged 27, who had removed one of the air conditioners in one of the rooms at the Isolation Centre was thereafter arrested.”
Furthermore, Olokode disclosed that three armed robbery suspects, four suspected cult members; a suspect who is alleged to be a specialist in snatching cell phones and SIM cards were arrested during the month. Also, he revealed that another suspected burglar, who was alleged to have burgled two shops in Osogbo was also arrested within this month.
He said that all the suspects would be charged to court after the conclusion of investigations into their matters.
Meanwhile, the Osun State Police boss has said that he would ensure that the state would not be a safe haven for criminals. Consequently, he warned criminals to turn a new leaf or relocate from the state; stressing that the police command was ready to take the security battle to the dens of suspected criminals.