By Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta
Ogun State Police Command said, yesterday, it had arrested a suspected terror recruitment officer with more than 1,000 passport photographs of young boys.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, said this in a statement.
According to the PPRO, in its bid to fortify security in Ogun State, policemen attached to Sagamu Area Command arrested a Nigerian, one Abdulkarim Sallah from Ketu area of Lagos State, at Ogijo area.
“The suspect was arrested in possession of more than 1,000 passport photographs of young boys,a photo camera and some forms,” Adejobi said.
“The suspect could not explain his mission in Nigeria and even in Ogijo area of Ogun State at the time of his arrest.
“He also claimed to have been staying in Nigeria for the past one year in company of one Alhaji Ismaila Abu of Alade Market, Ikeja, Lagos State, who, the suspect claimed to be from Niger Republic.
“Due to the nature of the case,the Commissioner of Police, Ogun State, Ikemefuna Okoye, has directed that the Department of Criminal Investigation, Eleweran, Abeokuta should transfer the case to the Nigerian Immigration Service, Ogun State Command for investigation before the command would decide on the next line of action”.