Thieves break into Ogun new hospital, cart away items worth millions

Some thieves have broken into the newly inaugurated 100-bed Mother and Child Hospital in Iperu, Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State.

It was reported that the hospital was in February commissioned by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

It was gathered that the thieves broke into the hospital and carted away electronics worth millions of naira.

Operatives of the Amotekun Corps in Ogun State said they arrested three suspects in connection with the crime.

The Amotekun Commandant in Ogun, David Akinremi confirmed that the suspects burgled the hospital and made away with six 43-inch Hisense television sets, two 65-inch Bruhm television sets, three Bruhm fridges, one Midea refrigerator and three Lontor rechargeable standing fans, all valued at N3 million.

Akinremi said the prime suspect, one Ogunjembola Kehinde, had led his gang to burgle the hospital and was arrested following a complaint of burglary and stealing by one Kehinde Banjoko.

Banjoko was said to have reported to the Amotekun Corps that some unknown persons broke into her apartment while she went to Lagos and stole her generator, gas cylinder, standing fan, mattresses, rug and others, valued at about N500,000.

“Based on actionable intelligence, the prime suspect was arrested and upon interrogation, he admitted that he committed the alleged crime with one other now at large. His admission led to the recovery of all the items from one Lawal Aliu who is the criminal receiver.

“While investigation into the original complaint was still ongoing, intelligence received further revealed that the same principal suspect in this case, Ogunjembola Kehinde and his criminal gang was responsible for breaking and stealing of some electronic equipment at the newly inaugurated 100-bed Mother and Child Hospital, Iperu.

“When he was confronted with this, he also admitted he committed the offence with his co-accomplice in the original case of burglary and stealing reported by Banjoko Kehinde,” Akinremi said.

He added that three suspects have been arrested, while efforts are ongoing to apprehend other criminal receivers mentioned by the suspects.

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