Two underaged boys have been arrested by Amotekun Corps in Osun state for allegedly breaking into a shop in Osogbo and carting away food items and money.
Retired Brig.-Gen. Bashir Adewinmbi, the state Amotekun Commander, made this known to newsmen on Tuesday.
Adewinmbi said the boys, who are 13 and 11 years respectively, gained access into a shop at Asubiaro, Osogbo in the early hours of Saturday, and stole recharge cards, noodles, beverages and some cash.
He noted that the suspects were later arrested in the day, at about 6.24 pm, in an uncompleted building, after the incident was reported to the Amotekun Osogbo Command by the shop owner.
The Commander narrated: “The duo was arrested at their hideout after our operatives received intelligence about their location.
“The suspects were caught with some of the stolen items still in their possession and during interrogation, they confessed to perpetrating the act,” Adewinmbi said.
He said the parents of the boys, who came for their release, pleaded with the shop owner and agreed to pay for damages and the items stolen.
The Amotekun commander added that the suspects had been released to their parents, after an agreement was reached with the shop owner.
He thereafter advised parents to endeavour to train up their children in an upright way, monitor their activities and always be interested in the type of friends or company they keep.
He urged that parents should equally be very watchful of their children’s movements and ensure to know their whereabout at all times.