A suspected robber notorious for stealing motorbikes has been arrested by operatives of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, Amotekun.
Olamide Wasiu, 35, the suspect, and his gang are accused of robbing more than 100 motorbikes in Ondo State over the course of three months, according to reports. They were paraded at the Amotekun office on Monday.
The syndicate once operated throughout Oyo, Ogun, and Osun states, according to Chief Adetunji Adeleye, the state’s Amotekun Commander.
He continued by saying that the suspect takes the motorcycles to his main customer in the Ilesha axis after stealing them.
He said, “the level of success as the issue of security generally in Ondo State were attributed to the synergy with all security agencies and the journalists from the timely dissemination of information.
“We have a syndicate, Olamide Wasiu, that specializes and operates within Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Ogun states in stealing 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.”
Adetunji also revealed that “Also, we have a rape suspect, when we searched his house, we found out that he has three guns and we are able to established that he use to hire these guns to criminals among others 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.”