Ogun So-Safe apprends man after using fake pistol to rob

By Kolawole Olayinka and Innocent Raphael

In an operation led by the Ogun State Community, Social Orientation, and Safety Corps (So-Safe), a man notorious for robbing victims using a gas lighter disguised as a pistol has been apprehended.

According to a press release from Assistant Commander Moruf Yusuf, issued by the Office of the Director of Information and Public Relations of the Corps, the arrest occurred on March 22, at around 9:35pm during a routine patrol conducted by officers from the Corps, Agbara Area Command, under the supervision of Assistant Commander Adebesin Lukmon.

The suspect, identified as Oluwatosin Ayinde, a resident of Idanyin, Agbara, in the Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area, was subsequently taken into custody.

The arrest came following a report received by the Corps indicating the abduction of an okada rider, Abiodun Ogunbiyi, at gunpoint. However, upon investigation, it was discovered that the weapon used in the crime was a fake stainless pistol resembling a gas lighter.

The victim managed to resist the suspects, causing them to fall off their motorbike. Alerted by the commotion, nearby Corps officers swiftly responded to the scene.

Upon noticing the approaching officers, the suspect attempted to discard the gas lighter, which he used to intimidate his victims, into a nearby bush.

The statement also revealed that Oluwatosin Ayinde confessed to the crime while admitting his affiliation with the ‘Eye’ confraternity cult group.

Exhibits recovered from the suspect included a blue Honda motorbike with the manually marked registration number LSR 615 QM, as well as two Techno Spark4 phones, which he admitted belonged to a student named Abel Kente.

The suspect, along with the recovered exhibits, have been handed over to the Nigeria Police Force, Idanyin Divisional Headquarters, for further investigation and potential prosecution.

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