Suspected serial motorcycle thief nabbed in Ondo

Hakeem Gbadamosi – Akure


Operatives of the Ondo state Security Network Agency, Amotekun, have arrested a 35-year-old man, Wasiu Olamide, who specializes in stealing motorcycles in the Akure metropolis and its environs.

Olamide who was said to have stolen over 100 motorcycles in the last three months was said to belong to a syndicate suspected to be behind a series of violent motorcycle thefts in Akure, the state capital.

Speaking on the arrest, the Commander of Amotekun in the state, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, was apprehended while trying to steal motorcycles from a victim.

According to Adeleye, the syndicate used to operate between Ondo, Oyo, Ogun and Osun states, saying the syndicate from Ibadan usually come to the Ilesha axis to dismantle the motorcycles and take them to Ibadan.

He said, “the level of success as the issue of security generally in Ondo state was attributed to the synergy with all security agencies and the journalists from the timely dissemination of information.

“We held a syndicate, Olamide Wasiu, that specializes and operates within Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Ogun states in stealing of motorcycles. There is always a buyer who comes in midway with a truck to harvest all the motorcycles that had been stolen from Ondo state.

“We had been on the track of the syndicate and we are able to apprehend the ringleader who confessed that he had stolen over 100 motorcycles within three months from Ondo state.”

He also revealed that a suspected rapist was arrested in Akure, but said some guns were found in his house, while the Amotekun men discovered he has been hiring the guns to some suspected criminals.

Adetunji said “We have a rape suspect when we searched his house, we found out that he has three guns and we are able to establish that he use to hire these guns to criminals among other offences and we are rounding up our investigations and send them to the competent court to commence their trial.

“We also arrested a syndicate of kidnappers, where we have the ringleader who confessed to the crime. We also have a 49-year-old man, Olusegun Adegoroye, who is in possession of military wears, cap and boot along with arms they use to carry out their operation.”




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