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Notorious Motorcycle Snatcher Arrested In Ekiti

Bernard Shadrach, a well-known motorbike thief, has been taken into custody by the Oye Divisional Police Headquarters, in collaboration with a few residents of Trinity Hostel on Egbe Road, Oye-Ekiti.

It was learned that the suspect was apprehended while trying to steal a motorcycle from a commercial rider.

DSP Abutu Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer, stated that the suspect and his escaping accomplice were proficient at stealing bikes from innocent riders in Oye-Ekiti. Nevertheless, on April 25, 2024, they ran out of their luck and were caught while pretendibg to be travelers traveling along Egbe Road in Oye-Ekiti, and heading to Trinity Hostel.

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The suspect and his fleeing gang member boarded the motorcycle and, at a point, forcefully asked the motorcyclist to stop, after which they attacked him with dry, ground pepper and a hammer.
The motorcyclist, fortunately, subdued them with the assistance of passersby and was able to arrest one while the other escaped.

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In the course of further investigation, two commercial motorcycle riders, who earlier reported cases of stolen motorcycles at the Police Headquarters in Oye Ekiti, identified the suspect as one of the two-man gang that snatched their motorcycles on April 2 and 22, respectively.

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According to the police PRO, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime and claimed that the fleeing suspect was his leader in the unlawful business of snatching motorcycles. He further stated that they both relocated from Benin City, Edo State, and started the unlawful business in November 2023. [CONTINUE READING HERE]

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