By Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti
Men and officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) at the weekend arrested a robbery suspect during a midnight operation.
The suspect is believed to be part of a gang that has been terrorizing a section of Ado Ekiti in recent times. Speaking in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, the Commandant of the Ekiti NSCDC Command, Mr Donatus Ikemefuna, said the four-man robbery gang had invaded the Jokotayo area of Adebayo and embarked on house-to-house robbery operation of the residents.
He said the suspects invaded the area at about 11.30pm on a motorbike, which was parked at the entrance before the NSCDC operatives stormed the area after receiving a distressed call to foil the operation. Ikemefuna, who disclosed that the robbers immediately fled the scene upon realising that his men had cordoned off the area , said double barrel guns, machetes, an axe , torches and other arms were recovered from the only culprit that was arrested at the robbery scene.
The NSCDC boss said the suspect was immediately handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution. He said his men’s action was borne out of the existing synergy among all the security agencies in the state in terms of cooperation and in performance of overlapping operations to rid Ekiti of criminals .
Further details later