Operatives of the So-Safe Corps in Ogun State have nabbed two men said to be citizens of the Republic of Benin for allegedly trying to elope with an underage female abductee through the Idiroko border, Ipokia Local Government Area of the state.
NIGERIACRIME gathered that the Beninese brothers, Kazeem Moye, aged 25 years and 20-year-old Kokuyi Moye were taken into custody on Monday, at about 02:45am by men of the command.
According to the So-Safe Corps Commander, Soji Ganzallo, the suspects were arrested due to their suspicious moves which were detected by the Special Patrol team of the agency on routine patrol at the Idiroko border area.
Ganzallo disclosed that “they were stopped and interrogated, but they both failed to provide convincing answers”.
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Speaking further, the Corps Commander stated that the female abductee, 16-year-old Felicia Okechukwu, a resident of Ajuwon Akute in Ifo Local Government Area, was also questioned, but she could not establish the true position of things.
Ganzallo stated that the corps discovered during preliminary investigation that the suspects had earlier been declared wanted for a similar offence at the Akute Ajuwon divisional police headquarters.
“The suspects were apprehended at Iyana-Ago trying to cross to the Republic of Benin.
“The suspects, the victim and a Bajaj motorcycle were handed over to the police at Ajuwon divisional headquarters for further investigation and likely prosecution,” it was stated.