Kwara Police Arrest Cattle Rustlers, Others

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From Victor Seyi, Ilorin

The Kwara State Police Command has arrested six suspected cattle rustlers
and two thieves of 64 domestic animals in various parts of the state.

Speaking with journalists in Ilorin on Friday when he paraded the suspects, the command’s PRO, Ajayi Okasanmi, said the cattle rustlers were intercepted at Oke Ode area in Ifelodun Local Government on July 24, 2015 carrying 11 cattle in Mitsubishi Canter truck with registration number Lagos LSD 795.
“On interrogation, the suspects could not give any satisfactory account of themselves. This triggered the suspicion of the detectives and on interrogation, they confessed to have stolen the cows. They also confessed that they were syndicate comprising Fulani and Yoruba gang members. They sell their stolen cows in Igbeti and Ibadan in Oyo state,” Okasanmi said.
The PRO said that investigation had established the owner of the truck and the receivers.
Similarly, the command arrested two domestic animal thieves at Ganmo in Ifelodun Local Government on August 2, 2015 at 5:40am in a taxi cab with registration number Kwara X5 498 LRN while conveying two goats.
“On interrogation, it was revealed that they have been involved, for a long time, in stealing of domestic animals, while the owner were asleep.
“Investigations took detectives to the receiver of the stolen goats at Elerinjare, Idofian, who took to his heels on sighting the detectives while abandoning 10 rams, 61 goats and one vehicle”, Okasanmi said.
Also, Okasanmi said that policemen in Osi Ekiti, acting on a tip off, intercepted one Garba Umar, male, a butcher, resident of Oke Oja in Ekiti State alongside the driver of a vehicle allegedly used in conveying a stolen cow from a Fulani camp near Obbo Ayegunle of Ekiti
Local Government of Kwara State.
“The vehicle, a panel van car with registration number Ekiti AH 610 ADK was also impounded”, he said, adding that the suspects would soon appear in court.
Okasanmi said any person whose domestic animals were recently missing should come to the State CID at the Police headquarters to establish ownership and for collection without delay.
The PRO assured residents of the state of the determination of the command to keep vigil on their lives and property, and warned would-be criminals to leave the state or be caught and dealt with according to the laws of the land.

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