*says 1 local gun, 6 handsets, 1 NIMC ID Card, 3 red Boxer Motorcycles recovered from the suspects
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
No fewer than eight suspected motorcycle snatchers are now in the net of the Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ibadan.
The state NSCDC Commandant, Alhaji Iskilu Akinsanya dropped this hint on Monday while parading the 8 suspects.
Commandant Akinsanya said nemesis catch up with the 8 suspects said be specialise in motorcycles snatching in Ibadan metropolis when one of the suspects stopped a motorcyclist, Mr. Adeyi Olalekan, 25 years (M) of Awososo Area of Bembo Apata at 0630hours on Sunday, 12th July, 2020 asking him to take him to transformer in Iyana Cele, Apata NNPC Area of Ibadan.
He stressed that the suspects later attacked the motorcyclist with locally made gun and knife before snatching the motorcycle and that while snatching the motorcycle, one of the suspects fell from the bike.
Commandant Akinsanya stressed that the said suspect that fell from the motorcycle was pursued and caught at Johnson Awe Ara Apata by men of NSCDC at that area leading to the arrest of the other suspected motorcycle snatchers by men of the Oyo NSCDC Intelligence and Investigation Department . According to the NSCDC Commandant, the arrested suspects included ” 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.”,
Commandant Akinsanya stressed that 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.”
Commandant Akinsanya who lauded the people of the area for supporting NSCDC men in apprehending the suspects solicited for more support from the people of the 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