As many as four suspects have been arrested by operatives of the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, during a raid on criminal hideouts at a location in Rore, a suburb of Omu-Aran, headquarters of Irepodun local government area of the state.
Two locally made pistols, charms and hard drugs were recovered in the process.
NSCDC Public Relations Officer, Babawale Afolabi, confirmed the development in Ilorin on Friday.
He named the suspects arrested as Olanrewaju Adesoye, 24, (a.k.a Konfu), Isaac Abraham, 28, (a.k.a Akube), Tope Fadeyi, 33 and Abdulateef Wasiu, 23 while two other members of the gang are now on the run.
“On Thursday 10/02/2022, officers of the NSCDC in Omu Aran, who were acting on a tip-off busted hideouts of some criminal elements that have been terrorizing the area in recent time.
“During the time of their arrests, two locally made pistols, five live cartridges, packets of tramadol, local charms, Indian hemp, and six mobile phones were recovered from their hideouts,” Babawale disclosed.
He said in their confessional statements, one of the suspects, Olanrewaju Adesoye, who claimed to be a cobbler, admitted that the two guns and other items were recovered from them.
“Olanrewaju, however, denied knowing anything about the guns adding that one Sadiq Ariyo, who is still at large is the owner of the guns,” he added.
State NSCDC Commandant, Makinde Iskil Ayinla, has ordered further investigations into the matter while a manhunt has commenced for the other members of the gang who are still at large.
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