Nigerian Hakeem Ojo Care home burglar jailed for five years!


Nigerian Criminal In Diaspora!  Hakeem Curtis Ojo (d.o.b. 13/09/1968) of Middle Road, Norbury pleaded guilty at Croydon Crown Court on 12 July 2012 to three counts of burglary and was sentenced to five years imprisonment.portrait photo of Ojo
A 43 year-old man has been jailed after he burgled three flats in a residential care home in Croydon in April this year (2012).
”The residents at these flats were extremely vulnerable and Ojo tried to take advantage of this"
On 4 April 2012, at approximately 08:00hrs, Ojo gained entry into a block of residential care homes in Stanford Road, SW16. It is thought that he may have followed somebody into the flats and then signed in to the visitors book under a false name.
Ojo went to visit one of the residents that he knew at the flats. However, when he was challenged as to why he was there by a member of staff, he left the flat. Staff called police shortly after, and it was discovered that Ojo had stolen the resident’s cheque book and had also disappeared inside the building and gained entry to another two flats.
One resident found him in her bedroom going through her clothing and, having been challenged, Ojo left the flat without taking anything. However, in doing so he left a bag on the bed, which later turned out to be property that he had taken from one of the other flats he had been in. Another resident also woke to find Ojo inside her flat. Again, he was challenged, and at this point he left the building. Police arrived later, but there was no trace of Ojo in the area.
However, Ojo returned to visit the person he knew at the flats on 9 April and when staff recognised him, police were called and arrested him on suspicion of burglary. He was interviewed and initially maintained that he had simply visited the person he knew and did not burgle any of the other flats.
However, having been identified by staff, as well as forensic evidence showing that he had indeed been in one of the other flats, Ojo decided to plead guilty at Croydon Crown Court on 12 July to all three counts of burglary.
PC Tracey Tarr, from Croydon’s Burglary Squad, who investigated the case said:
“Ojo tried to use the fact that he knew someone at the flats to explain his presence. However, accounts from the residents and staff completely contradicted this and coupled with the forensic evidence putting him inside the other flats meant that he obviously felt he had no other option than to plead guilty to burglary.
”The residents at these flats were extremely vulnerable and Ojo tried to take advantage of this, but thankfully staff were alert and he now faces a lengthy time behind bars.

Angel Falese

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