13 Amotekun Impostors arrested in Ogun

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13 impostors of Yoruba initiated security outfit, Operation Amotekun have been arrested and handed over to Ogun state Police Command.


So-Safe Corps, an Ogun state-based security outfit secured the arrest of the fake Amotekun officers who were caught extorting road users after mounting a roadblock at Lafenwa area of Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state.

The impostors wearing shirts with Amotekun inscriptions claimed they were working with the knowledge and support of  Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN), which is in charge of Amotekun corps.

However, ACC Moruf Yusuf, Director of Information and Public Relations at So-Safe corps said;

“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 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”

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