Operatives of the Ogun State security outfit, So-Safe Corps, have arrested a suspect while attacking a commercial motorcyclist, otherwise known as Okada rider, in Idiroko area with a toy gun.
The suspect, 22-year-old Ibrahim Oluwaseun, a resident of Olorogbo compound, Asheko/Ibatefin area of Ipokia LGA of Ogun State, was said to have pretended to be a passenger and hired an Okada rider, Bamidele Mujeeb, to convey him from Aferiku Street to Obalana Street leading to the Republic of Benin.
According to a statement by the spokesman of the corps, Moruf Yusuf, the suspect, who was on a robbery mission, later instructed the Okada man to go through a narrow route that leads to the same destination.
The statement reads in part: “The suspect then brought out a gun, later discovered to be a toy, and commanded that the rider surrender himself and the bike or lose his life.
“At the scene, the So-Safe patrol team, Idiroko Division, led by CSC Abdulkareem Muhammad, witnessed the funny act, pounced on the suspect and got him arrested.”
“The suspect confessed to the crime during preliminary investigation.”
He added that the suspect, his victim, the motorcycle and the toy gun had all been handed over to the police.