Police Nabs Suspect Using Pepper To Steal Bikes.

Police Nabs Suspect Using Pepper To Steal Bikes.

Police in Ekiti State have arrested a man, Bernard Shadrack, while attempting to snatch a bike from a commercial motorcycle rider.

The Commissioner of Police, Ekiti Command, Mr Adeniran Akinwale, said, the suspect was nabbed by men of Oye Divisional Police Headquarters in collaboration with some residents of Trinity Hostel Area, along Egbe Road, OyeEkiti, on Thursday.

A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, said, investigation revealed that the suspect and his fleeing gang member specialize in snatching motorcycles from innocent motorcyclists within Oye-Ekiti but ran out of luck on 25th April 2024.

The statement also said, in the course of an investigation, two commercial motorcycle riders who earlier reported a case of their motorcycles came and identified the arrested suspect as one of the two-man gang that snatched their motorcycles on 2nd April and 22nd April respectively.

Police said, during interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime and said that, the fleeing suspect was his leader in the unlawful business of snatching motorcycles, adding that, they both came from Benin, Edo State and started the unlawful business in November 2023.

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