Ademola Babalola, Ibadan
A 41-year-old evangelist, Olajide Olawale, has been apprehended for allegedly stealing his lover’s vehicle and selling it to his friend in Abuja.
The Oyo State Police Command, on Monday, paraded Olawale and other suspected criminals arrested in recent times.
Olawale, who claimed to be an evangelist of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Mowe, Ogun State, allegedly absconded with the girlfriend’s Toyota Matrix last year.
Parading Olawale and other suspects at a press conference held at the command headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, the Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, vowed to aggressively clamp down on criminals in the state before, during and after the general elections.
Also paraded were a 50-year-old driver, Ismaila Yusuf, who allegedly connived with a gang of armed robbers to rob his employer; as well as 39-year-old Kunle Omolere and 30-year-old Eniola Tosin, who were arrested for cultism.
Others were a 25-year-old potter, Idowu Nathaniel, who was arrested for impersonating a military officer; Akintemi Tosin, who reportedly paraded himself as a Special Anti-Robbery Squad operative.