A suspected thief and two young men who chased him into a river around the Amilengbe area of Ilorin, Kwara State have reportedly gone missing three days after the incident.
The Tribune Online gathered that the incident happened, on Saturday afternoon, as the two men pursued the thief, who later jumped into the Amilengbe river to escape being caught.
An eyewitness, who narrated the incident, said that “It was the shout of ‘thief!’, ‘thief!!’ that drew the attention of some of the people who gathered at a welder shop close to the river.
“Suddenly, the alleged thief jumped into the river and started swimming before the two people that were chasing him jumped after him.
“But after a while, we didn’t see any trace of them again. We became agitated after more than 30 minutes before we decided to inform officials of the State Fire service for help.”
When contacted, the HOD, Media and Publicity, Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Adekunle, confirmed the development.
“We learnt the suspect stole from those Igbo traders around Amilengbe and jumped into the river when he got to the bridge. But up till now after several hours of search, we have not seen any of their traces whether they are dead or alive,” he added.
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