On Thursday, January 25, the Ogun State Community, Social Orientation, and Safety Corps (So-Safe Corps) arrested Ayomide Ibrahim, a 25-year-old individual, for burglary and theft in the Baba Ode area of Iju, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area. The arrest took place during a routine patrol conducted by the security agency.
Ibrahim, who confessed to joining a robbery gang specializing in stealing from worship centers, stated that he came from Abeokuta to collaborate with his accomplice in the Baba Ode area. According to a press statement from the Office of the State Commander of the Corps, Commander Soji Ganzallo, through the Office of the Director of Information and Public Relations, Assistant Commander Moruf Yusuf, Ibrahim disclosed that the stolen items were typically sold at Arena Shopping Complex in Oshodi, Lagos State.
The statement reads, “On 25 January 2024, the officers of the Corps at Baba Ode Division, Iju, in Ado Odo Ota Local Government, while on routine patrol apprehended Ayomide Ibrahim, a 25-year-old man while stealing aluminum fittings.”
“The suspect confessed to having relocated from Abeokuta to join his accomplice at Baba Ode, Iju. He confessed during preliminary interrogation that the exhibits were stolen from an uncompleted building in Atan and that Biola Adebesin, who was previously arrested by the Corps on 18th January, is their gang leader, and they specialize in burgling and stealing from worship centers.”
“The suspect revealed that any church instruments stolen were sold at Arena Shopping Complex in Oshodi, Lagos.”
Items recovered from the suspect have been transferred to the Nigeria Police Force, Onipanu Divisional Police Headquarters for further investigation and potential prosecution.