3 OYRTMA Officials, Driver Arrested for Stealing 90 Bags of COVID-19 Palliatives

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC); Oyo state command has announced the arrest of a three-man group consisting of officials of the Oyo state Road Traffic Management Agency (OYRTMA) for purportedly stealing 70 bags of maize from the state store.

NSCDC Commandant; Iskilu Akinsanya, said the suspects were arrested by the NSCDC officials on Wednesday at about 9pm at the Oyo State Secretariat while loading the stolen items adding that the suspects were arrested for stealing state’s commodities which were part of the Covid-19 palliatives to be distributed to the haves not in the state.

He added that NSCDC intelligent report had it that some people were in the habit of breaking into the government secretariat’s warehouse to loot items.

Akinsanya while narrating the incident, added that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.

He said, “Our effort yielded result yesterday (Wednesday) around 21:00hrs, the suspects were arrested loading the items that are meant for the people in the state

“This has been happening for a long time and we have been trying to pin them down and we are able to arrest them yesterday.

“This is what we have been talking about, the government means well for the society but there are some unscrupulous people in the society that want to traucate government’s effort.”

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