By Dayo Johnson
Akure—TWO young friends, Seun Agagu and Gbenga Adedipe, have been arrested by officials of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Ondo State Command, for allegedly stealing a goat to celebrate birthday.
Officials of the command in Akure said the suspects had confessed to the crime.
The suspected goat thieves, who reside at 49, Ijoka Road Dafog, Akure and 12 Arakale Street Akure, were arrested at 2, Ijigba Street, Oda Road, Akure at 3a.m. by officials of the command.
It was learned that one of the suspects, who confessed to the crime, said they wanted to celebrate the birthday of one of them, and that was why they stole the goat.
Vanguard gathered that the suspects had laid an ambush for the goat a night.
It was also learned that the owner of the goat raised an alarm when she did not see it that night.
A search was conducted and the goat was discovered where the suspects kept it, preparatory for slaughter the next day.
State Commandant of the agency, Andrew Igwe Ugwumba, said the suspects would be charged to court for prosecution after thorough investigation.
Suspected fraudsters nabbed
Ugwumba said other suspects arrested for other crimes include Segun Olorunwemimo and Ogunlisa Ayo Igekele.
He said they were picked up in connection with offences ranging from collection of money from innocent people under false pretence (419) to illegal dealing in adulterated petroleum products.
Segun Olorunwemimo was arrested for collecting N2,050,000 from one Mr. Adeloye Jayeola at Owo in Ondo State under the pretext of helping him to buy a Mercedez Benz 911 tipper from Cotonou.
He reportedly collected the money through his cousin’s account.The suspect has confessed to the crime and pleaded for mercy.
Ogunlisa Ayo Igbekele was arrested at Aye in Okitipupa local government for bunkering.
He was apprehended in a Toyota car with number plate DZ 72 KTU Lagos, containing 32 kegs, each filled with of 30 litre of suspected adulterated diesel amounting to 960 litres.
The Commandant assured the people of the state that the corps would work in synergy with other security agencies to bring crime and criminality to the barest minimum in the state.