Man stealing television sets at various hotels arrested in Ekpoma, Edo State.

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Man stealing television sets at various hotels arrested in Ekpoma, Edo State.

A man looting expensive hotel properties has been arrested in Edo State.

Ahmed Ibrahim had successfully robbed several expensive hotels in different parts of the country before he was caught in Edo State.

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Ibrahim was arrested in Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State.

The police received a complaint from the manager of Mindcast Hotel, Mr. Adekunle Olalekun, on 13 July 2022 at about 5pm after three television sets in three hotel rooms were nicked by Ibrahim.

Standard Gazette gathered that Ibrahim, 24, had booked the three rooms hours before but left the hotel unnoticed with the empty luggage he checked in with.

The hotel staff was unaware that the looter had packed three television sets in his booked rooms when he checked out.

Detectives tracked Ibrahim to a cattle market in Ekpoma, where he was arrested.

Standard Gazette gathered that Ibrahim had already packed the plasma television sets in readiness to take them to Abuja for sale at the time of his arrest.

Police said Ibrahim confessed to stealing the TVs and had committed a similar crime at Beverly Hills Hotel in Ekpoma and three other hotels in the Mazamaza area of Lagos.

The Commissioner of Police, Edo State Command, CP Abutu Yaro, employs the general public to keep up their patriotic responsibilities and go about their lawful business(es), as the Command under his watch would not let miscreants make life unbearable for the good people of the state.

He further enjoins the Edo state’s citizens to continue availing the Command with credible and useful information.

©Standard Gazette.

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