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Man arrested with arm, weapons in Ogun

The So-Safe Corps, an Ogun State government security group, said it had detained a man named Matthew for being in possession of a firearm and dangerous weapons.

The arrest of Matthew, according to the Corps’ spokesman, Moruf Yusuf, was made as a result of an order from the agency’s commander, Soji Ganzallo, who had asked his troops to collect all types of rifles, ammunition, and dangerous weapons in circulation during the latest management briefing.

The So-Safe Corps felt that illegal weaponry in circulation were contributing to Ogun’s escalating insecurity.

According to Yusuf, the Corps’ Intelligence and Operation team at Obafe divisional headquarters went on the hunt for the apprehended suspect on November 24.

“Matthew was sighted on a spot around the FRSC office, in Alapako, along the Lagos-Ibadan Express Way and he was suspected to have a criminal intent.”

Yusuf disclosed that the suspect was arrested at the scene, and preliminary investigation had revealed that he used to work on a farm belonging to one Mr Babatunde, who paid him for two months in Ibadan, Omi axis of Oyo State.

“Thereafter, the suspect confessed that the salary paid therein, could not sustain him in settling all debts he was owing within the neighbourhood of his primary assignment, hence, he resolved to relocate to the spot of his arrest, an uncompleted building with some clothing materials.

At the spot of his arrest, it was gathered that the operation team recovered one locally-made gun, one big stick, one ATM card, three phones, one cutlass and one saw blade.

“Having carried out the preliminary investigation on him, the suspect and the exhibit found with him were handed over to the police at Alapako for further investigation and likely prosecution,” it said.

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