By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Men of Ogun State So-Safe Corps have arrested 13 fake Amotekun Corps for extorting Ogun residents at Lafenwa, Itele-Ota in Ado Odo Ota Local Government.
According to Director of Information and Public Relations of the state command, ACC Moruf Yusuf, the suspects were arrested yesterday afternoon.
They had mounted a checkpoint and were extorting from the public at Lafenwa, Itele Ota located at Ado Odo Ota Local Government, claiming to be officers of Amotekun, Ogun State Command.
He said, So-Safe Corps has recorded another great achievement as officers and men of the corps deployed to enforce the Covid-19 Stay at home lockdown directives of the Federal/ State Governments in Ado – Odo Ota Division at about 16:16hrs noticed a strange set of criminal minded ones who disguised as a lawful security outfit.
The culprits who were 13 in number were apprehended claiming to be officers of Amotekun, Ogun State Command.
During preliminary investigation, the suspected fake officers claimed that their operation has a solid backing of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission.
He said, “the suspects who were kitted with reflective jackets with Amotekun inscription with two vehicles and three motorbikes were caught at the spot they mounted a checkpoint and were extorting the public at Lafenwa, Itele Ota located at Ado Odo Ota Local Government”.
The suspects have been handed over to the Nigeria Police, Itele Division for further investigation and likely prosecution.