- Dozens of suspected looters have been arrested in Osogbo, the Osun state
- The suspected looters were apprehended by security agents on Sunday, October 25
- The suspects had joined hoodlums to loot government and private properties
As the #EndSARS protest subsides, security agents on Sunday, October 25, arrested many suspected looters during raids on homes in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.
Yemisi Opalola, the Osun state police command public relations officer speaking to Daily Trust, said that the looters would be arrested and charged to court at the appropriate time.
It was gathered that the suspects had joined hoodlums to loot government and private properties on Friday, October 23, and Saturday, October 24. They burgled warehouses, retail outlets, shops, and carted valuable items away.
The suspected looters began with the warehouse where the undistributed COVID-19 palliatives were kept.
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They also broke into homes and constituency offices belonging to senators and House of Representatives members, making way with valuable items including brand new motorcycles meant for constituents.
The suspects who were crying and begging the security agents were taken away after the looted items were found and recovered.
According to them, they thought it was their time to get a share of the ‘national loot.’
The security agents at the scene refused to disclose the number of suspects arrested so far.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that hoodlums in Osun who looted state properties in the name of EndSARS protests have been given not more than three days to return what they stole.
The threat was issued by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Sunday, October 25, during his tour around the state to assess the extent of damage done by the miscreants.
Oyetola vowed that the thugs will be made to face the full weight of the law if they fail to do the needful upon the expiration of the grace period.
In a related development, Cross River COVID-19 palliative warehouse at Bishop Moinagh Street, State Housing Authority in Calabar was looted by hoodlums.
The hoodlums were seen in their numbers carting away bags of rice, noodles, salt and gallons of vegetable oil.
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