Fake Amotekun Corps Found Extorting Residents Arrested In Lafenwa, Ota

An Ogun state owned security outfit, So-Safe Corps have apprehended no fewer than 13 suspects for allegedly claiming to be officers of Amotekun, Ogun State Command.

The Director of Information and Public Relations, ACC Moruf Yusuf disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen. Yusuf said the suspects who were kitted in reflective jackets with Amotekun inscription with two vehicles and three motorbikes were caught at a check point in Lafenwa area of Ota in the state.

The So-Safe corps spokesperson added that they were arrested while extorting the public. The statement read, “So-Safe Corps, an Ogun State Owned security agency has recorded another milestone 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 criminally minded individuals who disguised as a lawful security outfit.

The culprits who were thirteen (13) in number were apprehended after claiming to be officers of Amotekun, Ogun State Command.During preliminary investigation, the suspected fake officers claimed that their operation had a solid backing of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission.

The suspects who were kitted in reflective jackets with Amotekun inscription with two(2) vehicles and three(3) motorbikes were caught at the spot they mounted a check point and gallantly extorted the public at Lafenwa, Itele Ota situated at Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area.The suspects have been transferred to the Nigeria Police, Itele Division, for further investigation and likely prosecution”, he assured.

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