Operatives of the Western Nigeria Security Network Agency code named Amotekun of Osun have apprehended a 40-year- old mechanic, Segun Oladipupo and two others for allegedly stealing 18 goats.
The Field Commandant of Osun Amotekun Corps, Amitolu Shittu speaking to journalists in Osogbo on Tuesday, added that the suspect and two others namely Wale Samuel and Sulemon Garuba were arrested in the early morning in Osogbo, the state capital of Osun after some operatives of Oyo State Amotekun, sent signal to the Osun command that some criminal are dealing in stealing of goats.
According to him, the Osun Amotekun swung into action and burst some places where Segun Oladipulo was picked along Wale Samuel with a space bus they are using for the criminal operation.
Shittu explained that the suspects were using the space bus bought by their buyer who is now on the run to carry out the evil act.
“The suspects use beans and onions to cover those goats which according to suspects were picked at differents location in Osogbo and Ibadan.
“We were notified by some operatives in Ibadan, Oyo State that some criminal are engaging in stealing of goats.
“We decides to burst some places and discovered some suspects with a bus carrying goats. They put beans and onion to cover them, during interrogation they confessed to have stolen them.
While urging the residents of osun to be security consious , Shittu said, “some many unthinkable things are happening in our societies, people have to be vigilant with their lives and security.”
He further stressed that the Osun Amotekun is currently carrying out investigation to arrest other criminals that are involved in the act and urged members of the public to support the them in carrying out investigation.
He, however, assured that the suspects will be handed over to the police and charged to court after full investigation has been concluded.
Speaking to newsmen the three suspects admitted to have jointly committed the crime and explained that they have been in the business for some months.
They further confessed that it was their third time in stealing and transporting of stolen goats.