Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, on Monday paraded three alleged motor bike thieves and five receivers of stolen items.
The three alleged thieves are Abifarin Sunday, (35) Taiwo Elijah (26), both residents of Oro, in the Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State and Wasiu Ismael (30) who resides in Ilorin metropolis.
The suspects including an ex-convict, released from prison a month ago, confessed to the crime during an interview with newsmen shortly after their parade.
The alleged receivers of the stolen motor bikes include Olasunkanmi Adebisi, Olarewaju Ismael, Timothy Adeleke, Bashiru Ishola and Saadu Taiye, who were all arrested in connection with the stolen motor bikes in Ilorin and Ogbomoso, Oyo State respectively.
Spokesman of the civil defence command, Ayeni Olasunkanmi, while parading the suspects at the Civil Defence headquarters in Ilorin disclosed that two of the machines were stolen in Oro town, while one was stolen in Ogbomoso.
He said the suspects were arrested following the theft of the motor bikes on July 15, 2022, after operatives trailed them and also recovered the three bikes.
Ayeni, disclosed that three other suspects were currently under investigation in connection with the alleged theft of the bikes.
The buyer of the stolen motor bikes who also resides in Oro town was arrested. The spokesman said the suspects sold two of the stolen motor bikes valued at over N1m for N360,000 to the receiver of the items.