The Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps, also known as So-Safe Corps, has arrested an ex-convict for stealing.
The suspect is 21-year-old Timothy Sonyegbe, a vulcanizer by profession, who allegedly stole a motorcycle, also known as Okada, around Abule Teacher in Ipokia Local Government Area.
In a statement by So-Safe spokesperson Moruf Yusuf, Commander Soji Ganzallo noted that Sonyegbe resides in the Ijofin area.
The suspect, already placed on surveillance after he served a jail term twice, was seen riding a motorcycle during an odd hour of the night.
A team of officers on a routine patrol, led by CSC Abdulkareem Abdulrazaq, the Idiroko Divisional Officer, stopped Sonyegbe.
Though the rider made a U-turn in an attempt to escape, the suspect was chased, apprehended and taken into custody.
“The suspect is a two term ex-convict who served at Ilaro Correctional Centre for fuel and motorcycle theft,” Ganzallo noted.
During preliminary interrogation, he confessed that the motorbike – a Boxer Bajaj with engine number DXWLB46095 – was stolen.
So-Safe Corps also recovered two phones from Sonyegbe, who has been handed over to the Police Divisional Headquarters in Ipokia.