The Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday said it has arrested no fewer than eight (8) suspects who specialized in motorcycles snatching in Ibadan metropolis.
NSCDC Commandant, Mr. Iskilu Akinsanya made this disclosure while parading the suspects in Ibadan, the state capital.
Akinsanya while speaking said that one Mr. Adeyi Olalekan, 25 years (M) who live at Awososo Area, Bembo Apata was stopped by one of the suspects at 0630hours on Sunday, 12th July, 2020 to take him to transformer in Iyana Cele, Apata NNPC Area from Awososo.
He said that the suspects later attacked the motorcyclist with locally made gun and knife before snatching the motorcycle.
“One of the suspects fell from the bike, he was pursued and was caught at Johnson Awe Ara Apata by men of NSCDC at that Area”.
Akinsanya said that the other suspects were later apprehended by Intelligence and Investigation Department of NSCDC.
He said, “The suspects were Mustapha Suleiman, 35 years, Sanni Ataka, 37 years, Sarafadeen Amodu, 29 years, Muktaka Gambo, 17 years, Abubakar Ibraheem, 27 years, Haruna Adamu 28 years, Ado Adamu, 29 years and Lamidi Saidu, 28 years.
“The suspects were arrested with 1 local Gun, 6 Handsets, 1 NIMC ID Card, 3 red Boxer Motorcycles with the following Registration Numbers: OSUN BDS 725 QR, OYO MNY 929 QM, OGUN JGB 136 WF”.
Akinsanya, while speaking further appreciates the people of the area for supporting the Security Agencies in apprehending the suspects.
He called for more support from good the people of Oyo State in exposing criminal elements in their neighborhood by giving timely information to NSCDC and other sister agencies in the State to curb crime and criminality.