Man arrested for allegedly breaking into police officer’s house

A man identified as Mohammed Salisu has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly breaking into a police officer’s house in Lagos.

The accused, whose residential address was not provided, is facing two counts of burglary and stealing, Punch Metro reports.

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Man arrested for allegedly breaking into police officer’s house


It was gathered that the suspect had been living in an uncompleted building within the Police College, Ikeja.

It was learnt that the 45-year-old broke into the apartment of Ibrahim Ajanaku and allegedly stole the sum of N150,000 and property worth N100,000.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Abiola Adewale, told the court that the accused committed the offence on November 7, 2018, at the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos.

The prosecution alleged that the suspect knew the nooks and crannies of the college, adding that he had been stealing from the officers and students of the college.

Adewale said,

“At about 1.35am, the suspect entered into the official quarters of CSP Ibrahim Ajanaku at the ‘X’ Block in the Police College. He first opened the door of his (Ajanaku’s) Suzuki car with number plate GGE 321 EL and ransacked it. Since he couldn’t find anything to steal, he broke into the apartment.

“He stole a bag worth N50,000, which contained the following items: UBA ATM card, Access Bank ATM card, two pieces of lawyers’ bib and lawyers’ golden studs, a 16GB flash drive, 2017 expired driving licence, digital camera charger, two wristwatches and cash sum of N150,000.”

Adewale added that the offences contravened sections 307 (2) and 280 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015

The charges read in part,

“That you, Mohammed Salisu, on November 7, 2018, around 1.33am at Block ‘X’, Police Staff Quarters, Police College, Ikeja, Lagos, in the Lagos State Magisterial District, did break into the house of one Ibrahim Ajanaku, a Chief Superintendent of Police, with intent to commit felony to wit; burglary.”

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The presiding Magistrate, Mr W. A. Salami, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties each in like sum.

Salami said the sureties must be gainfully employed and show evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government and must have their addresses verified by the court.

He adjourned the case till December 13, 2018.

123 Comments

  1. I will say the man fell into a wrong hands….a house breaker broke an indirect robber house..even though he didn’t made away with anything….they will he did….no problem na d man create am.

  2. Comment*he has indeed crossed his boundary that mean he have a mission in that area,police plz investigate him very well o

  3. This guy has entered one chance o, how can he steal from a police man, even if he didn’t steal that much, what the police man said he stole would be well recorded, this man has entered correct one chance, stealing should not be encouraged, it’s bad

  4. Mohammed salisu must have been monitoring the police man and the area on particularly for him to have broken into the police man house and stole such amount of money. And at the end he was not find guilty, this means that the police people have not really carried out a thorough investigation against the matter

  5. The way guts use people Ehn, it’s only God that can save us. This man has the guts to steal in a police man house. Wow. What a courage

  6. That’s really bad of him. He must be arrested nd b punished. Cos I don’t know what he gains in dat stupid act

  7. This kind of story could be lies. This guy will be imprisoned for a long time fr 150k but our police men that extort money from citizens have not been querried nonsense abi is it our politicians?

  8. This guy has entered one chance o, how can he steal from a police man, even if he didn’t steal that much, what the police man said he stole would be well recorded, this man has entered correct one chance, stealing should not be encouraged, it’s bad

  9. How can someone break into the station like that? what were the police officer doing. arrest all on night duty too the are also involve.

  10. I think he has a mission, if nt y was he living in an uncompleted building .
    Let dem investigat well sha

  11. Nawa o, the man is claiming not guilty and the police owner of the house suspects him wait was he caught in the act? Or due to he stays in an uncompleted building anyway I guess the truth shall for sure be out

  12. How can he keep such money in his house? Anyways let the criminal face the full course of the law

  13. You are in real pot of soup! You have the gut to break into police officer’s house! You have heart oh…face the music you hav created..dance to the beat alone…hahahahaha..

  14. Day in day out, evil perpetrators keep advancing from bad to worse. The system of things will soon collapse with all disgusting act ravaging the entire world.

  15. That thief have mind o. How will a man in his right senses break into a police college to still? That particular day his village people decided to fail him by running out of luck, lolz. The worse he pleaded he was not guilty when within himself he was

  16. If asked I am so sure the man did steal up to all and what was listed but he dragged himself into this mess, in fact he might not have even taken anything, but a criminal is a criminal and must be treated in such manner, you are in for it.

  17. Haaaaa is osin bolt or what was on his mind did he want to play fast and furious on police officer. He forgot that police is his boss

  18. Mohammed work with information..this is a criminal act.breaking Into someone house when his not around.once you are catch.any allegation lay on you is what you commit.

  19. U people did not state the iterms that is worth 100k u said he stole, secondly how did a police man get 150k to keep in the house, a thief has stolen from a thief, the by force money he collects from innocent citizens is what he kept in the house.

  20. Hmm, are they sure the man breaks into the officer house, cause I know Nigeria police they will just conclude what is not just because the man sleeps in uncompleted building that want to force whatbis not, pls let proper investigation be done so as to avoid punishing the innocent cause the man said he is not guilty

  21. He needs to be really dealt with legally. That would be a lesson to others with the thoughts of doing such.

  22. What a country even police is also using an expired drivers license.he should face the law but the guy has no fear that is to show that he’s
    a real criminal ole

  23. Mohammed work with information..this is a criminal act.breaking Into someone house when his not around.once you are catch.any allegation lay on you is what you commit.that is just it.

  24. Judgement shouldn’t be pass yet until there are strong evidence to this case. This man might have been accused wrongly for him to plead not guilty. Thorough investigation please.

  25. His days were numbered and that was the last day for him young people should look for recreative things to do rather than things that will waste their live and jeopardize their future

  26. D man get mind oo. Brokee into police officers apartment and steal money and properties without fear of being shot at d spot. Anyway he shld face d law

  27. Burglary at it’s peak, i’m sure he has been trailing the house for long before finally committing the crime. because at that time people where suppose to be inside but he was certain no one was around before burgling the house. He should pay for any property damaged caused

  28. I hope after his bail they don’t beat him up. He’s very foolish, going to steal in a police officer’s house

  29. He is already guilty if he like he should accept it or not ,forcefully taken what does not belong to u is an offence.

  30. How sure that all this thing that us being listed is what the Man made a way with police people can lie,so let them be sure first

  31. This is really bad of him and he should go in for it….how can he look for who to steal from and it a police officer a fellow criminal with high level

  32. In our country today one needs to know or have a full knowledge of tge law and be a good citizen of her country.

  33. He knows his way around the officers house or he had an internal source, and knew when the officer had money

  34. I hope a thorough investigation led to the suspect’s arrest because the police have a penchant for pinning crimes on the nearest ‘suspicious‘ person.

  35. What a bad day for the thief. No more business as usual. Nemesis has caught up with him. He has to face the law.

  36. He must be a mad man for breaking into a police officer house.. You will pay with you didn’t steal and still be jailed

  37. How will go and rob a police man, you don’t like your life, but what if he didn’t actually steal all these things but because he broke in and stole, they will add things he didn’t even see

  38. House breaking is serious offence, and the offender must face the law. Let’s keep our streets void of criminals

  39. Why do people don’t want to work again…stolen somebody’s else property not even ordinary person but a policeman. He should be punished

  40. The man was unlawfully staying within police premises they did not nothing about it, is now that he has decided to steal from them they are shouting any way let him dance to his music

  41. Jail straight,,, your village witches have finally finish you, idiot,, na only police house you see to break into

  42. Stealing should not be encouraged but it’s done on a daily bases by the police and those prosecuting officers
    I believe he has relatives who can pay the bail of 100k
    And this should help him repent and desist from stealing

  43. This is horrible. You didn’t see any other place to do your stealing and it was police quarters. You are finished because they will twist the case.

  44. Why did you enter police house to steal, I can’t stop laughing, even if you did not take anything they will turn the case on you.

  45. The criminal’s intrepid act is not for the lily livered, his cojones better be made of steel for breaking into a policeman’s house. His village people accosting him will be in jubilant mood; they will be like “is our work ooo”. Lol

  46. What even take him to go and still in a police officers house, inside a police college for that matter. Though as said he has been doing it, he has definitely met his waterloo. Hope it will serve as lesson to others.

  47. this man is already in trouble for this stupid act of his….what was he even thinking when he enters the police’s house?….so sorry for him oo

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