By Osahon Osahon
Two suspected burglars, Jackson Okeoghene and Ikpomwonsa Osayande, have been apprehended by men of Edo state police command.
The suspects were said to be members of a gang that specializes in breaking into people’s homes on Sundays in Benin, after their occupants have gone to their respective churches.
It was gathered that on Sunday last week, one of the suspects, Osayande, monitored the occupants of a house at Igo on upper Ekenhuan Road, and allegedly forced his way into the house through the window when the occupants left.
He allegedly ransacked all the rooms in the house and where he stole the sum of €15,000 Euros, equivalent to N9 million.
Victim of the 15,000 Euros theft, who did not want to be named, appealed to the police to help recover the money.
“The 15,000 Euros he stole was sent to me by my sister in Europe to handle some urgent family issues. I appeal to the police to help me recover the money and prosecute the thieves.” he said.
The second suspect, Jackson Okeoghene, was alleged to have also buggled different houses in the same area with his friend, and stole items worth thousands of Naira.
He however met his Waterloo, whe he entered a home where the female occupants were still around.
The occupants were said to have struggle with the suspect and shouted for help.
Quick response of residents in the area led to the arrest of the suspect, who then named his collaborator.