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Man arrested for robbing Ogun residents with fake pistol

The Ogun State Community, Social Orientation, and Safety Corps, known as So-Safe Corps, has apprehended a man who specialises in robbing victims using a gas…

The Ogun State Community, Social Orientation, and Safety Corps, known as So-Safe Corps, has apprehended a man who specialises in robbing victims using a gas lighter disguised as a pistol in Ogun.

The Director of Information and Public Relations of the corps, Assistant Commander Moruf Yusuf, disclosed this in Abeokuta.

He said during a routine patrol, officers of the corps, Agbara Area Command, under Assistant Commander Adebesin Lukmon, apprehended Oluwatosin Ayinde, a resident of Idanyin, Agbara, in the Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area.

Yusuf explained that the corps received information that Abiodun Ogunbiyi, an okada rider, was abducted at gunpoint, only to later discover that the weapon used was a fake stainless pistol.

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“The victim managed to struggle with the suspects on a motorbike, causing them to fall. The rider then raised an alarm, alerting the corps officers nearby, who promptly responded to the incident,” he explained. 

The spokesman noted that upon sighting the officers, the suspect discarded the gas lighter, which resembled a stainless pistol, into a nearby bush.

 He said the item was used to intimidate his victims into compliance. 

Yusuf revealed that the suspect, Oluwatosin Ayinde, confessed to the crime and disclosed his affiliation with the prominent Eye Confraternity cult group.

 

“Exhibits recovered from the suspect include one blue Honda motorbike manually marked LSR 615 QM, two Techno Spark4 phones, which he admitted belonged to Abel Kente, a student.

“The suspect and the recovered exhibits have been transferred to the Nigeria Police Force, Idanyin Divisional Headquarters, for further investigation and possible prosecution,” he said.

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