Fake Amotekun uniform makers arrested in Ibadan
Two persons have been arrested for illegally sewing uniform of Oyo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun.
The two persons, a man and a woman were arrested on Saturday.
They were arrested around Felele area of Ibadan, the state capital.
It was gathered that the two were arrested after information reached the agency that some people were sewing uniform of the agency.
Items caught with the suspects included cap, trouser and crested vest of the agency.
Commandant of Amotekun in Oyo state, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (rtd) confirmed the arrest of the two suspects on Saturday during a phone-in radio program, “Political Circuit on Fresh FM Ibadan, a programme monitored by WITHIN NIGERIA.
Olayanju added that the two suspects were arrested around the fresh FM area.
He said, “Two people have been arrested for sewing Amotekun uniform.
Olayanju added that the suspects have been handed over to police at Yemetu.
“We heard these people were sowing and selling the fake Amotekun uniform to some people particularly at Lagelu area and we are presently at the area to uncover the truth.
“Our fear is that if the uniforms get to the wrong hands and they use them to commit crimes, people will believe it’s handiwork of real Amotekun personnel, we are really afraid of this development because bad news spread quickly than good news.”