Man arrested for stealing N2,000

 The man was nabbed by officials of the civil defence corps.

A 23-year-old man identified as Adeolu Somorin has been arrested in Abeokuta, Ogun State, for stealing N2, 000.

The suspect, whose arrest was effected by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, committed the crime at the Moshood Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta.

Mr. Somorin and an accomplice, identified simply as Lati, allegedly attacked and robbed a student of the Reverend Kuti Memorial Grammar School at the stadium.

The two hoodlums who took their heels after they were chased by officials of the civil defence.

While Mr. Somorin was nabbed, his accomplice escaped.

In his statement at the office of the civil defence, Mr. Somorin confessed to the crime but accused his missing accomplice of instigating it. He added that his accomplice absconded with the stolen money.

The Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC in Abeokuta, Kareem Olanrewaju, confirmed the robbery and subsequent arrest of Mr. Somorin.

Mr. Olarenwaju stated that the civil defence will carry out a preliminary investigation into the alleged crime before transferring the suspect to the appropriate agency for further investigations and possible trial.

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