Operatives of Edo State Police Command have arrested a notorious burglar, Ahmed Ibrahim, for stealing nine plasma television sets from three different hotels in Edo and Lagos states.
Spokesperson of the command, ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, July 14, said Ibrahim, 24, was arrested in Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of the state.
The suspect confessed to stealing the TVs and had committed a similar crime at Beverly Hills Hotel in Ekpoma and three other hotels in the Mazamaza area of Lagos.
“On 14/07/2022 at about 0930hrs, Edo State Police Command has arrested one suspect for burglary and stealing,” the statement read.
“This success was made possible by Ekpoma Area Command, who recieved complaint from one Mr Adekunle Olalekun, the manager of Mindcast hotel, Ekpoma, Edo state, that on 13/07/2022 at about 1700hrs, one Ahmed Ibrahim ‘M’ 24yrs booked for three rooms in the hotel.
“Shortly after booking the rooms, the said Ahmed Ibrahim left the hotel unnoticed with his luggage that he came in with, unknown to the management of the hotel that the three television sets in the three rooms he booked were what the suspect packaged in his luggage when checking out
“Through discreet investigation and intelligence gathering by police operatives, the suspect was traced to Hausa cattle market, Ekpoma, where he was arrested. It was discovered that the suspect had neatly packed the plasma televisions in readiness to take them to Abuja for sale before his arrest.
“He has confessed to have stolen the three plasma television sets and also six other plasma televisions from two separate locations: three from Beverly Hills hotel, Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State and the other three from a hotel suituated at Mazamaza area of Lagos state.
The suspect will soon be arraigned in court, the spokesperson added.