The Lagos State Police Command has arrested to teenagers, Yinka Adesola and Ahmed Olaleye for allegedly burgling a public Secondary School in the Somolu area of the state. In company with their four friends, they allegedly burgled Angus Memorial Senior High School, Somolu, Lagos.
According to the police, other members of the gang are Lukman Sokoya, Ismaila Adebowale, Wasiu Adejare and Ramon Mukaila. They were arrested on Wednesday, after stealing seven computer sets, a scanner, laptops and a printer belonging to the school.
However, operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos State Police Command, had, however, recovered some of the stolen items.
Adesola, in his statement to the police, denied burgling the school, adding that the items were kept in his apartment by Olaleye.
He said, "I knew I had wayward friends who could put me into trouble. I accommodated Olaleye when the people he was staying with relocated from Somolu. I offered to assist him because he was my junior in secondary school. Immediately he moved into my apartment, things started going wrong. Neighbours started losing their phones and money. Later, we discovered that he was the one behind the thefts. My parents asked me to eject him and I did.
"But before this time, he had brought seven laptops, a scanner, a desktop computer, and a printer to my room. Although I saw the name of the school on the items, I thought since he was always visiting the school, they gave them to him. I did not know they were stolen.
"When I did not see him for a long time, I attempted to sell the items. I had sold some of them, but others were just lying in the room. I also gave some out to friends and people that I thought could help to sell them."
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrests.