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Operatives of Ogun state Security Network, code named, Amotekun Corps have arrested a man, Adio Nafiu who connived with his friend , Ewuoso Tobi to break into his mother’s room and stole sewing machines and other items .
The State Amotekun Commander, David Akinremi said this in a statement on Thursday .
Akinremi said Adio and Tobi were part of five suspects arrested for involving in various offences such as Conspiracy , armed robbery, cultism, burglary, stealing and ritual offences from different parts of the state .
Akinremi, a retired Commissioner of Police, said his operatives in Abeokuta South, while on patrol last week Wednesday at about 7am, arrested the two suspects .
He said their findings showed that one of the suspects is a son of the victim ,Mrs Nofiu Basira .
He said the suspects said they were looking for a way to get rich quickly ..
According to him, the zeal to get rich quickly led them to consult a ritualist, who demanded the sum of N20,000 before he could give them charms to make them rich.
Akinremi said “the suspects were caught with a Senwei Generator Set, and a two lion sewing machines.
“On interrogation, the two suspects confessed to stealing the items, from one Mrs. Nofiu Busirat, mother of Adio Nofiu, one of the suspects.
“When questioned as to what led to stealing from her mother’s residence, the suspect responded that, they were looking for a way to get rich-quick.
“This led them to consult a ritualist, named Alfa Wasiu Ayinde who demanded the sum of Twenty Thousand Naira (N20,000.00) before he could give them charms to make them rich.
“Nofiu explained that, since they never had such amount, he and his partner in crime decided to break into his mother’s room, stealing the items and on their way to sell to would-be-buyers, the long arm of the law caught up with them.”
Akinremi said the operatives in Ijebu-East local government area of the state arrested one John Eze along Sagamu expressway for allegedly robbing passengers .
Akinremi added that the suspects robbed a driver of a Toyota Picnic passenger car Lucky Odigbo and
nine passengers who were friends .
He siad the friends were returning from a party in Imuren, along Ijebu-Ode/Epe Expressway, close to Nigerian Brewery, Imagbon when the robbers waylaid them.
The Amotekun boss explained that, the suspect with two others dispossessed the victims of valuables, which include, the sum N127,300.00, android phones worth N129,500.00 and other items belonging to other six victims .
He said “the suspect has since been handed over to the State Police Headquarters for further investigation and prosecution.”
Also the operatives of Abeokuta South Local Government while on Abeokuta township patrol on Christmas day at about 9 :pm, within Sokori area, on the trail of two notorious suspected cultists, saw some miscreants dealing in weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
Akinremi explained that, as the team was disembarking from the vehicle, the suspects took to their heels, but the operatives were able to apprehend two of them.
He said those arrested were ; Aremu Ibrahim of NTA Ogbe Road, Sokori, Abeokuta, and Okeyale Azeez of 26B Tinubu street, Oke-Sokori, Abeokuta,.
He said ” when they were searched, the following items were found in the possession of Aremu Ibrahim , 120 wraps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp; nine bundles of unwrapped weeds suspected to be Indian hemp; two blue face-cap; one black face-cap; three scissors; two empty beer crates for displaying the drugs; and sum of #14,080 suspected to be proceeds of sale of the suspected drugs.
“Akeem Ibrahim also confessed to have just been discharged from Ibara Prison, for similar offence.
“The second suspect who was caught with two wraps of the weeds admitted he bought the substance from the first suspect.
“Both suspects are being transferred to NDLEA for further investigation and prosecution.”
The Amotekun boss therefore re-assured members of the public, of its determination to provide adequate security to the good people of the State and to appreciate them for the support given to the Corps in the discharge of its mandate.
He, however, warned criminal elements that might wish to test it’s will not to embark on suicide mission ,saying, there will be no hiding place for them in the State.