From Tunde Osho – Abeokuta
Yoruba ethnic security outfit, code-named Amotekun,, Ogun State command, said, it has arrested one Daniel Chigozie, 30 years, resident of Abela Area of Sango Ota, of the state
for conspiracy and child trafficking.
In a statement by the state Commander, retired Commissioner of Police CP David Akinremi made available to The SUPREME on Thursday 16th March 2023, Amotekun corps were said to have arrested the
suspect based on intelligence received.
According to the commander, Chigozie was said to had serially traded with his nine months old son, one Daniel Chinonye Darlington, and sold the said child to three different buyers at different locations in Sango, Meiran and Apapa Areas of Lagos State, for N150,000.00, N400,000.00
N700,000.00) respectively between August 2022 and February 2023.
The statement said, ‘investigations so far conducted revealed that the suspect who is suspected to be working with a criminal syndicate deviced a means through which the son was retrieved after each sale until the last one to one Dr. Nosa in Apapa
.”The suspect in his statement confessed to the crime and he is being processed to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Humans for a follow up investigation to recover the child and prosecution.
In another development, operatives of the Corps in Iperu, Ikenne Local Government Area on 12th March, 2023 arrested one Ogunjembola Kehinde ‘34 years who conspired with one other now at large to burgle the recently inaugurated 100 bed Mother and Child Hospital, Iperu.
The arrest of the suspect was sequel to a complaint of burglary and stealing made by one Kehinde Banjoko ‘F’ of No. 2, Efunyale Street, Iperu that some unknown persons broke into her residence while she was away to Lagos and stole several household items such as generating sets, Gas Cylinder, standing fan, Mattresses, rug e.t.c. valued at about N500,000.00) only.
Based on actionable intelligence, the above suspect was arrested and upon interrogation, admitted he committed the alleged crime with one other now at large. His admission led to the recovery of all the items nostolen from one Lawal Aliu ‘M’ who is the criminal receiver
While investigation into the original complaint was still ongoing, intelligence received further revealed that the same principal suspect in this case, Ogunjembola Kehinde and his criminal gang was responsible for breaking and stealing of some electronic equipment’s at the newly inaugurated 100 bed Mother and Child Hospital, Iperu. When he was confronted with this, he also admitted he committed the offence with his co-accomplice in the original case of burglary and stealing reported by Banjoko Kehinde
His confession led to the recovery of six 43 inches Hisense T.V. set, valued at #990,000.00) two 65 inches Bruhm T.V. set valued at N770,000.00), three Bruhm Fridges valued Two Hundred and Eighty Five Thousand Naira (#285,000.00), One Midea Refrigerator valued at One Hundred Thousand Naira (#100,000.00) as well as three (3) Lontor rechargeable standing fans valued Ninety Thousand (#90,000.00) bringing the total value of the recovered items to about Three Million Naira (#3,000,000.00).
So far, three suspects have been arrested in connection with this case while efforts are ongoing aimed at apprehending other criminal receivers mentioned by the suspects with a view to recovering items allegedly sold to them.
Suffice it to add at this juncture that the principal suspect in this case, Ogunjembola Kehinde is also a dreaded member of the Eye Cult Group whose trade mark of operation is to kill and cut off the left arm of their victim.
The suspect and exhibits will be processed to the Police Headquarters for further necessary action and prosecution as soon as the Corps is through with its preliminary investigation.
The Amotekun Corps in the State will continue to give criminal elements a run for their money and make the State unsafe for them. While appreciating the support of our people in giving timely information on criminal activities, we urge them to continue in this regard so as to make our State safe .
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