A man in possession of a gun during a naming ceremony in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogin state has been apprehended by So-Safe Corps.
A statement issued by the office of the State Commander of So-Safe Corps, Soji Ganzallo, through the office of the Director of Information and Public Relations, Moruf Yusuf, said the suspect was caught on Friday, May 19.
According to Ganzallo, residents of Ilukosi Olorunda, Iro had put a call through to the So-Safe Corps Area Command, requesting for the arrest of a suspect, who they suspected might be planning to carry out a criminal act.
Ganzallo noted that the operatives of the Corps were charged to go after one Mr Segun Oke (alias Bouncing), “who has been threatening the peace of the Ilokusi community and its environ.”
He said that the suspect fled when he sighted the So-Safe team.
“He went straight to a bush to hide the double-mouthed locally made pistol, including live and used ammunition in his possession,” Ganzallo explained.
He added that the suspect was captured and the arms and ammunition were recovered from where they were hidden.
The So-Safe boss stated that the suspect and the locally-made pistol, two live and one used cartridges found with him have been handed over to the police in Iro Police Post for onward transfer to Owode-Egba Divisional Headquarters, for further investigation and likely prosecution.