The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Ekiti State command has arrested two people at Ise-Ekiti in Ekiti State’s Ise/Orun local government area.
Kayode Ilesanmi Fagbamigbe, 27, and Samson Omotayo, 38, were arrested after a discreet investigation into kidnapping, drug peddling, cultism, and armed robbery activities along the state’s Ikere/Ise axis.
The counterterrorism unit of the command swung into action after a series of antics by the suspects to resist arrest which later led to a pandemonium amongst the youths in the town as the CTU cannot make use of branded vehicles to make the arrest to forestall likely escape of the suspects.
The youths of the town quickly blocked the road and prevented NSCDC officers from leaving the town. The youths claimed that the officers were kidnappers which made the officers show them their Identity cards.
The youths were not satisfied and went ahead to assault NSCDC operatives who were on their legal duty.
The situation was later managed by the officers.
A statement by the NSCDC EKITI CD PRO Mr Tolu Afolabi said that preliminary investigation showed that the suspects are into cyber crime, cultism, and drug peddling. Kayode Fagbamigbe who claimed to be a student of Kenyatta University is suspected to be in the country for the purpose of transporting drugs into Tanzania while Samson Omotayo is a suspected specialist in cannabis sativa processing .
The two suspects are in the Counter Terrorism Unit of the State Command where they are assisting the Unit in their investigation so as to arrest others who are at large. The suspects will be charged to court after the conclusion of preliminary investigation by the Unit.
In the same vein, a fake travel agent from Oyo state was arrested by the CTU of the command after defrauding prospective pilgrims to the tune of 13million naira in Ekiti, Ondo and Osun state.
The suspect Alhaji Nurudeen Adebayo Razak in 2020 and 2021 collected huge amount of money from Muslim faithful who wanted to travel for Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
Alhaji Adebayo did not process any document in respect of the Hajj exercise; instead, he disappeared with the money since 2021. All effort to trace him proved abortive as he has changed his mobile number and his known addresses making it difficult to locate him.
The CTU has been inaudated with complaints from Muslim community in Ekiti State about his fraudulent activities and threat to life of the victims which made the unit to track down the suspect to Oyo state where he was arrested and brought to Ekiti State.
The suspect has confessed to the crime and he is assisting the Unit in her investigation. He will be charged to court as soon as possible.