The Oyo State Western Nigeria Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun has apprehended two suspects for producing and selling fake Amotekun Uniforms. The arrest of the perpetrators followed the confession of six persons arrested while posing as members of the corps.
The corps then launched a sting operation led by Amotekun Agency’s 2’C, Comrade Kazeem Babalola which led to the arrest of the distributor, Alhaja Oluwakemi Akehusola in Ido LGA of Oyo state while she was supplying the fake kits to middlemen.
Further investigations led to the arrest of the producer of the uniforms Mr. Mathew Adaranijo, C.E.O of Needle Point Limited, Challenge, Ibadan.
Oyo Affairs can report that Alhaja Oluwakemi Akehusola, is a 66-year-old woman who doubles as one of the logistics officers of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria. She confessed to her crime and explained she has supplied samples of the Amotekun Corps’ Uniforms to some individuals in Oyo state. She however appealed to the authorities to temper justice with mercy.
On his part, Mr Adaranijo, confessed that he produced the fake kits, noting that he was reluctant to produce it when his accomplice introduced the business to him.
In his statement, made available to our correspondent, he however admitted that Alhaja Akehusola provided no evidence that she had been contracted to produce Amotekun Corps uniforms.
According to the Amotekun Corps, necessary machinery has been put in motion to hand over the suspects to the police for further investigations and prosecution.
It would be recalled that the Oyo State Government had earlier apprehended a middle-aged man who was allegedly impersonating recruitment officers of the regional security outfit in the state.