The Western Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun, has issued a warning to criminals and individuals with criminal intentions operating in Osun State to halt their activities or face the full force of the law.
Amitolu Shittu, the Osun Amotekun Field Commander, issued this warning on Sunday while escorting five suspected armed motorcycle thieves who had been arrested in various parts of the state.
Goldennewsng gathered reports that while reassuring state residents that the security agency would ensure a crime-free Yuletide, Shittu also advised criminals to leave the state because the agency is prepared to go to the hideouts of the criminals.
According to Shittu, the suspects were caught during routine nighttime patrols at the Ife-Osun expressway and the Ifon-Itesaadu-Ogbomoso road while attempting to flee to Oyo State with stolen motorcycles. Following their arrests, the suspects later admitted their crimes to the police during the investigation.
Tayo Oguniran, who is 30 years old, is one of the suspects;32-year-old Adegboye Olumoyero;21-year-old Hamzat Sheu;34 years old Awal Hassan;25 years, Zaharadeen Bello;and 25-year-old Usman Umaru.
“They were captured in the wake of taking Bajaj and televisions cruisers in Ifon-Osun and Ilesa and making a beeline for Ogbomoso and Ibadan to offer them to their clients; They explained that they have been in business for a long time and admitted to having committed the crime.
He stated, “They further confessed that it was their fifth time stealing motorcycles and transporting them to Ogbomoso and Ibadan.”
He made it clear that the security company is currently conducting a covert investigation to apprehend additional gang members involved in the crime and urged the general public to support Amotekun Osun by disclosing the identities of those who were in their immediate vicinity.
Shittu urged state residents to be cautious about their safety at this time, promising that the suspects would be charged and handed over to the police, who would then bring charges against them in court.
He went on to say that between Christmas and New Year’s, a lot of unthinkable things happen in societies, so people should be extra vigilant.