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Amotekun Nabs Two For Theft In Osun

Two men, Ayo Omotosho, aged 16 years and Sarafadeen Ayo, aged 22 years, have been arrested by operatives of the Osun Amotekun Corps for allegedly terrorising the residents of Igbaye town in Odo-Otin Local Government Area of the State.

NIGERIACRIME gathered that the gang members stole two car batteries belonging to a resident of the town.

The security outfit stated that the duo were arrested on Monday after a complaint was lodged.

According to the Corps Commander, Brigadier General Bashir Adewinmbi, “The operation was carried out after a complaint was made to the Amotekun Odo-Otin Command by the owner of the stolen batteries which made the operatives to swing into action and arrest the felons.

“Upon interrogation and investigation, the felons confessed to stealing the batteries inside the complainant’s vehicle and sold them.

“The culprits have been transferred to the police for subsequent interrogation and prosecution,” Adewinmbi concluded.

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Meanwhile, the police in Lagos have arraigned a 40-year-old man, Lasisi Babatunde, for allegedly stealing sugar valued at N2.4m.

Babatunde was arraigned on February 1, 2023, before Magistrate L. A. Owolabi of an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court sitting in the Ogba area of the state.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Aidamebor Victoria, said the defendant committed the offences in April 2022.

According to the prosecutor, Omohomion Ikhayere, the offences are punishable under sections 411 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

The charges read in part, “That you, Lasisi Babatunde, and other at large, sometime in April 2022, around 5pm in the Ikeja Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to aid one Segun Ayorinde, driver of GPC Energy and Logistics Limited of No 4B, Regina Coker Street, Ikeja, Lagos, to escape from the company.

“That you did steal sugar valued at N2.4m only belonging to GPC Energy and Logistics Limited of No 4B Regina Coker Street, Ikeja, Lagos.”

Magistrate Owolabi granted him bail in the sum of N400,000 with two responsible sureties in like sum after the defendant pleaded not guilty.

The case was adjourned till February 13, 2023, for trial.

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