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So-Safe Corps arrests man with fake pistol



So-Safe Corps arrests man with fake pistol
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The So-Safe Corpsin Ogun State has apprehended a man who specialises in robbing victims using a gas lighter disguised as a pistol.

The information was disclosed in a press statement by Commander, Dr Soji Ganzallo on Monday.

“On the 22nd of March, 2024, at approximately 21:35 hrs during a routine patrol, officers of the Corps, Agbara Area Command, under Assistant Commander Adebesin Lukmon, apprehended Oluwatosin Ayinde, a resident of Idanyin, Agbara, in the Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area.

“The Corps received information that  Ogunbiyi, an okada rider, was abducted at gunpoint, only to later discover that the weapon used was a fake stainless pistol.

“The victim managed to struggle with the suspects on a motorbike, causing them to fall.

The rider then raised an alarm, alerting the Corps officers nearby, who promptly responded to the incident.

“Upon sighting the officers, the suspect discarded the gas lighter, which resembled a stainless pistol, into a nearby bush.

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This item was used to intimidate his victims into compliance.”

Ganzallo revealed that the suspect, Oluwatosin Ayinde, confessed to the crime and disclosed his affiliation with the prominent Eye Confraternity cult group.

Exhibits recovered from the suspect include one blue Honda motorbike manually marked LSR 615 QM and two Techno Spark4 phones, which he admitted belonged to Abel Kente, a student.

“The suspect and the recovered exhibits have been transferred to the Nigeria Police Force, Idanyin Divisional Headquarters, for further investigation and possible prosecution,” the statement concluded.