Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta
The Nigeria Immigration Service, Ogun State command has nabbed three Beninese in Aiyetoro, Yewa North Local Government Area of the state, who were in possession of a locally-made gun, and charms among others.
The suspects were Muheedeen Dikou, Francis Akete and Inyas Akete.
The Controller of Immigration in the state, Ajibola Bayeroju, said the trio were arrested by the operatives of the command who were on patrol of the border town last Friday.
He said the suspects were illegal immigrants who were allegedly into nefarious activities, as a locally-made pistol, charms, fake identity cards, and particulars of two motorcycles among others, were recovered from them.
He said given this discovery, the command has got approval from the Comptroller of Immigration, to carry out constant raids on communities around the border areas and towns in the state, to arrest illegal immigrants.
He said, “In the light of insecurity in the country, the Ogun State command of the Nigeria Immigration Service has stepped up its operation.
“Our operatives were on patrol in Aiyetoro in Yewa North Local Government Area of the state, and they arrested three illegal immigrants from the Republic of Benin.
“It was obvious that they were into nefarious activities because our operatives recovered from them a locally-made pistol, assorted charms, particulars of motorcycles, and fake identity cards among others.”
Bayeroju advised all illegal immigrants in the state to leave the country, as the operatives of the command would continue with constant raids and as many of them that would be arrested would face the full wrath of the law.
He said the three suspects would be handed over to the police for prosecution.