Operatives of Ogun state Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps, have arrested a man, Adio Nafiu, who connived with his friend, Ewuoso Tobi, to break into his mother’s shop to steal 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.
Akinremi said “The suspects were caught with a Senwei generator set, and two Lion sewing machines.
“Upon 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 his 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 the 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 also arrested one John Eze along Sagamu expressway for allegedly robbing passengers.
The Amotekun boss explained that the suspect with two others dispossessed the victims of valuables, which include the sum N127,300, android phones worth N129,500, 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.”