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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Thieves burgle the house of Nigerian football legend, cart away properties worth N15m

Thieves burgle the house of Nigerian football legend, cart away properties worth N15m

Suspected thieves have broken into the residence of retired ace footballer, Chief Olusegun Odegbami and carted away his properties worth about N15 million.

The incident, according to the police, occurred at his residence located at Saro Close, Victoria Island, Lagos, at midnight while he was asleep.

Items stolen, the police said, included one iphone 7 plus valued at N490,000; Samsung Galaxy S3 valued at N150,000; two apple laptops valued at N600,000, box containing clothe and shoes valued N500,000, and Rolex wrist watch valued at N12million.

Following the unfortunate development, Odegbami reported the incident to the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in charge of Bar Beach Police Division, Victoria Island, Lagos, CSP Olusegun Ajamolaya.

The stolen Samsung phone was tracked to Epe and one Ajibade Rahmon was arrested with the stolen phone. Rahmon allegedly denied stealing the phone but that he bought it from someone at Orange Market, Ketu, Lagos.

He led the police to the place to arrest the alleged seller of the phone identified as Isaac Okenuga who also denied stealing the phone and led the police to arrest Daramola Abiodun and Olusola Orisansope as the people who sold the phone to him.

During interrogation, Abiodun allegedly confessed to receiving the phone from one Oke Moses and led the police to arrest him. Moses allegedly confessed to the crime that he and Abdulrahmon Azeez stole the Samsung phone.

When asked about the whereabouts of the other stolen items, Moses allegedly insisted that they only stole the Samsung phone.

The arrested suspects were arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court Lagos on a four-count charge of burglary, stealing and receiving stolen properties. All the accused pleaded not guilty and granted them bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.

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