‘We Are Investigating’ – Police React As Robbers Raid Clothing Store In Kwara

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The Kwara State Police Command has stated that investigation is ongoing in the reported robbery of a clothing and accessories store in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

Naija News reports that robbers had raided the clothing and accessories store on July 2021, carting away goods worth over N10 million.

The store, popularly known as “a la mode”, is located along Umar Audi road, opposite old Broadway Hotel, GRA, Ilorin.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Okasanmi Ajayi, told Naija News that investigations are ongoing.

The police spokesperson who promised to get back to the news platform after engaging the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the area, stated that those behind the robbery would be apprehended.

“If a case of robbery occurs and a report is made, the next step is to carry out investigations which I believed is ongoing already,” Okasanmi said.

Also speaking to Naija News on Monday, the Nigeria Security of the Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) PRO, Babawale Afolabi, stated that no such report was made to the Corps.

This is contrary to claims by the owner of the store, Woye Aladegbola, who stated that he was yet to get an update from officers of the ‘A’ and ‘F’ Divisional Police stations and the state command of the NSCDC where he reported the matter.

Aladegbola had disclosed that the suspected hoodlums carted away several clothing items like designers shirts, chinos and jeans trousers, men’s and ladies shoes, men’s suits, and some other clothing accessories from the clothing store.

According to Aladegbola, it was only his clothing store that was burgled in a row of shops along the road.

Aladegbola said: “The burglary incident happened on July 6, 2021, at about 6:30 am, when my landlady on her way to work surprisingly noticed that my store had been opened. She said that she moved closer to see who could have opened it at that period of the day and was taken aback to see how everything had been scattered and saw that it has actually been burgled. She later alerted me that my store had been burgled. And I rushed down.

“Worth of items carted away is around N9.8 million and with other fixtures, it amounted to about N10 million plus some fractions aside other items, not on insurance which were also carted away.”

“When I reported at the A division of the Nigeria Police, an officer followed me down to the store and there was nothing whatsoever yet afterwards,” he added.

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