One Hussaini Abdulsalam, aged 24, has been arrested by operatives of the Amotekun Corps in Ogun State in possession of a motorcycle he conspired with his gang member to steal from an okada rider they druged.
The incident happened in Ijebu-Ode area of the state. HGS Media Plus gathered.
The suspect and his gang member who is currently at large was said to have boarded the motorcycle and told the rider to take them to a hotel in Ijebu-Ode.
The suspects was said to have offered the okada rider a drink which they used in drugging him and subsequently when he became drowsy, they stole his motorcycle.
Confirming the arrested, field commander of the Amotekun Corps, David Akinremi said the suspect 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.”, Akinremi said.