144 suspected looters arrested in Kwara, items recovered (photos)

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Kwara state police command have arrested 144 suspects, who supposedly participated in the looting and destruction of Ilorin Airport Cargo warehouse, Kwara Agro Mall and Kwara Mall popularly called Shoprite over the weekend.

The arrested suspects were parade at the police command on Monday, October 26th, with many looted items recovered from them.

The state Commissioner of Police, Kayode Egbetokun while parading the suspected looters, thanked the good citizens of the state, for cooperating with the Command in its effort in arresting the suspects and recovery of the looted items.

The commissioner who revealed that the suspects will soon be charged to court, urged other looters who are yet to surrender any of the stolen items with them to do so, to avoid being traced and arrested.

In other news, the Kwara State Government has broken silence on the COVID-19 palliatives, that was looted after suspected hoodlums broke into a warehouse around the Ilorin International Airport.

In a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Communications, Harriet Afolabi-Oshatimehin, the remaining palliatives in the warehouse were meant for vulnerable groups and one local government as others have already got their own shares.


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Written by Kartia Velino