Poultry worker arrested as over 1,300 chickens worth N8 million vanish from farm

The Ogun State Police Command has apprehended a suspect named Olumuyiwa in connection with the baffling disappearance of more than 1300 chickens from a local farm, with an estimated value of a significant N8 million.

This arrest comes subsequent to a complaint lodged by the farm’s director, known by the name Bamgbose, who expressed concern over the significant loss.

According to a statement released on Sunday by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, the incident came to light when the farm director conducted a tally of the chickens on August 11, 2023.

During this count, it was revealed that a staggering number of over 1,300 chickens, valued at a combined N8 million, were unaccounted for.

 “On August 11, 2023, when the fowls were counted, the director discovered that about 1,300 valued at N8m could not be accounted for.

“The farm director is pained at the enormous havoc done to the poultry farm, especially during the current harsh economic situation,” Odutola said.

In response to the complaint and in alignment with the directives of the state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, the police command immediately launched a preliminary investigation into the matter.

This diligent effort led to the identification and subsequent arrest of the aforementioned suspect, Olumuyiwa.

“The Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, has been briefed and he has ordered more investigation. A preliminary investigation has commenced and the suspect has been apprehended and is presently in police custody to ascertain the extent or veracity of theft if he was stealing from the poultry farm and selling or eating them, all that will be made known soon to members of the public,” she added.

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