Osun man Jide Fadipe arrested for stealing school roofing sheets


NSCDC officials

By Olajide Idowu

A 40-year-old man, Jide Fadipe has been arrested for allegedly stealing roofing sheets of a government primary school in Ilesa town of Osun State.

Fadipe was arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun Command.

Mr Michael Adaralewa, the State Commandant of NSCDC, in a statement on Friday, said Fadipe, a resident of Ilaje-Area, BJ4 Ilesa, was arrested for vandalizing a public primary school property.

“A member of the public from Ilesa earlier reported to the command that some unscrupulous elements had been vandalizing the school building by removing the iron sheets and other valuables in the school.

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“The command subsequently mounted surveillance around the school area to apprehend the perpetrators.

“On Tuesday, the suspect was seen around 5.00a.m removing the roofing sheets of the school.

“He thereafter moved the stolen items down to his house and was apprehended while he was trying to sell the materials to metal scraps buyers in Ilesa,” Adaralewa said.

He said the offence committed by the suspect contravened Section 451 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap 34, Laws of Osun.

The commandant said that the suspect would face the full wrath of the law to serve as deterrent to others who are fond of destroying public property. (NAN)

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