Nigerien arrested in Ogun with 1,000 passport photographs
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a middle-aged Nigerien for allegedly being in possession of more than 1,000 passport photographs of young boys. It was gathered that a camera and several forms were also found on the suspect.
Spokesman of the command, Mr Muyiwa Adebajo, said in a statement in Abeokuta on Saturday that the suspect was arrested at Ogijo on Friday.
He said the suspect, who claimed to be staying with one Alhaji Ismalia Abu in Ikeja area of Lagos State since 2013, could not explain his mission in Ogijo or what he was doing in the country.
Adebajo said the Ogun Commissioner of Police, Mr Ikemefuna Okoye, directed that the case should be transferred to the Ogun command of the Nigerian Immigration Service for further investigation.
“When the Immigration authorities are through with the investigation, the state police command will decide on the next line of action,” the statement added.
Adebajo assured members of the public that the police would continue to do their best to ensure safety of lives and property.
He commended residents of Ogijo, particularly the community’s leadership for the support offered in arresting the suspect. (NAN)