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NSCDC Arrests Eight Motorcycle ‘Thieves’ In Ibadan

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Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps arrested eight hoodlums for allegedly engaging in snatching motorcycles in Ibadan.

The suspects are Mustapha Suleiman, 35; Sanni Ataku, 37; Sarafadeen Amodu, 29 ; Muktaka Gambo, 17; Abubakar Ibraheem, 27; Haruna Adamu, 28; Ado Adamu, 29; and Lamidi Saidu, 28.

PUNCH reports that one of the suspects asked a commercial motorcyclist , Adeyi Olalekan , 25 , who resides in the Awososo area, Bembo Apata , Ibadan , to convey him and one other person to Iyana Celestial , NNPC area , Apata , around 6 . 30 pm on Sunday.



The motorcyclist was overpowered by other members of the gang and was attacked with a locally – fabricated gun and knife, while his motorcycle was snatched.

In an attempt to escape from the scene , one of the hoodlums fell off the motorcycle and tried to bolt away , but he was arrested at the Johnson Awe area of Apata by men of the NSCDC.

The state Commandant of the NSCDC , Mr Iskilu Akinsanya, while parading the suspects on Monday , said other members of the gang were later apprehended by the Intelligence and Investigation Department of the corps.

“The suspects were arrested with one locally – made gun , six mobile telephone sets, one NIMC identit card , three red Boxer motorcycles with the number lates , Osun BDS 725 QR, Oyo MNY 929 QM and Ogun JGB 136 WF, ” he stated.

Akinsanya commended the people of the area for providing intelligence reports that led to the arrest of the suspects.

“ We are seizing this opportunity to call for more support from the people of Oyo State in a bid to get rid of criminal elements in our communities, ” he added.

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