Fake Amotekun officers arrested in Ogun State
So-Safe Corps, an Ogun State Government security outfit, have arrested 13 persons for allegedly parading themselves as officers of the yet-to-be formed Amotekun Corps in the state.
The suspects were arrested while mounting a check-point for themselves at Lafenwa area of Ota in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area. They were dressed in reflective jackets with Amotekun inscriptions, and allegedly extorted money from unsuspecting victims, especially those violating the coronavirus lockdown order.
According to a statement given by the Director of Information and Public Relations, ACC Moruf Yusuf, the fake Amotekun Corps officers have been parading the Ota axis with two vehicles and three motorbikes.
“So-Safe Corps, an Ogun State owned security agency has recorded another great achievement as officers and men of the corps deployed to enforce the COVID-19 Stay-at-home directives of the Federal/ State Governments in Ado–Odo Ota Division at about 16:16hrs, noticed a strange set of criminally-minded ones who disguised as a lawful security outfit”, the statement read according to Daily Post.
“The culprits who were thirteen (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 had a solid backing of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission.
“The suspects who were kitted with reflective jackets with Amotekun inscription with two(2) vehicles and three(3) 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 transferred to the Nigeria Police, Itele Division for further investigation and likely prosecution.”