The Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun, Osun State has arrested a 25-year-old man, Akeem Afeez for allegedly stealing a water pumping machine, electric cables and other items from a palm oil processing company at Oogi Town, Ayedaade Local Government Area of the State.
The State Commander of the corps, Brig-Gen. Bashir Adewinmbi, in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, said the suspect was apprehended on Thursday by Amotekun patrol team.
“Amotekun operatives, at about 6.30p.m, on Thursday, arrested a young man, Akeem Afeez, 25, from Ede, for allegedly burgling and stealing at a oil processing company, Afripower Company Nig. Ltd, in Oogi Town.
“The suspect was arrested by the patrol team of Amotekun from Irewole Area Command, after residents raised alarm upon citing the suspect stealing.” he said.
Adewinmbi added that an electric motor, a vibrator, a pumping machine, long electric cable wire, and 13 pieces of water tap caps, all used for processing palm oil were found with the suspect when arrested.
He said during interrogation, the suspect confessed to committing the act and added that it was not his first time of breaking into homes and stealing.
The Amotekun commander, said that the suspect had been handed over to the police for subsequent investigation and prosecution.
He reiterated the commitment of the corps to protecting lives and property and curbing criminal activities in the state, calling residents to always, as a matter of responsibility, provide security agents with useful information to nip crime in the bud.