By Gbenga Olaniyi.

Some youths living in a dilapidated building in Adeparusi area of Ado Ekiti have been allegedly fingered in connection with various criminal activities in Adebayo and Adehun areas of Ado Ekiti.

The youths numbering about one hundred who were majorly scanvengers are accused of pilfering, burgling, and working with criminals who have been unleashing terror on law abiding residents.

The residents of Adebayo and Adehun who spoke with Roundoffnews called on the security agencies to beam their searchlights on the youths and arrest culprits.

According to two of the residents, Mrs Bukola Ajisafe and Mr.Jenyo Adu, the youths were allegedly in the habit of stealing valuables such as generators, utensils, clothes, and other household while moving round to pick discarded goods on dump sites.

They were also accused of supplying criminals with information about the areas and movement of people thus giving room for smooth operations.

The Residents noted that if drastic measures were not put in place, the area would become an abode of criminals.

During a chat, some of the youths claimed to be only concerned with discarded items describing the allegation as false.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Ekiti State Police Command Caleb Ikechukwu said the police would look into the allegation and urged members of the public to be security conscious.