A 24-year-old man identified as Hussaini Abdulsalam has been arrested by operatives of the South West Security Network, also known as Amotekun Corps in Ogun State, for allegedly stealing a motorcycle in the Ijebu-Ode area of the state.
Field Commander of Amotekun Corps in the state, David Akinremi said the suspect conspired with another gang member now at large, to board the ride.
The robbers who asked the motorcyclist to take them to a hotel in Ijebu-Ode metropolis, reportedly got friendly and offered him a drink which was drugged.
After he became drowsy, the suspect and his accomplice disappeared with the motorcycle. Akinremi said Abdulsalam was arrested based on credible information.
“Operatives of the corps in the Sagamu Local Government Area arrested one Hussain Abdulsalam, aged 24, with a stolen motorcycle.
“The said motorcycle was stolen in Ijebu-Ode by a two-man gang who hired the rider to take them to a hotel in the town. The two men became friendly with the rider and offered him a drink, unknown to him that the drink had been drugged.
“The rider, having taken the drink, became drowsy. Consequently, the suspects took away the motorcycle.
“However, based on credible intelligence, the motorcycle which registration number was changed to Ogun AAB 252 WI, was traced to the suspect, Hussaini Abdulssalam, in the Saba area of Sagamu.
“The suspect, who claimed to be a mechanic, alleged that the motorcycle was brought to him for repairs, but could neither give the name of the so-called customer or his address.”
Abdulsalam has been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.