The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Oyo state, has arrested three suspected Fulani cattle rearers at Bolorundoro village in Orire Local Government Area, for reportedly stealing two cows, with an estimate worth of five hundred thousand naira.
The state Commandant, Mr Iskilu Akinsanya, revealed this information to news reporters on Monday, while parading the suspects at the command’s headquarter at Agodi in Ibadan, the capital city.
Mr Iskilu Akinsanya said that the National Security and Civil Defence Corps Agro Ranger team arrested the three suspected Fulani rearers at Kara Market in Ogbomoshi for the thievery of two cows that belongs to one Mr Mohammed Bello, at a value of N500,000.
Akinsanya said that the suspects, who are between twenty and twenty-five years, are from Niger and Kawara states.
He further revealed that one of the suspects who resides at Bolorundoro village, invited the his other two friends from Kwara for the theft before they were rounded up at about 2pm last Wednesday by the NSCDC Agro Ranger team stationed in Ogbomosho.
Iskilu Akinsanya said that the suspects have confessed that they committed the crime and that they would be charged to court when further investigations are concluded.
Furthermore, Akinsanya warned the remaining people in the act of stealing cattle and other criminal activities to move away from the state, if not, anyone caught in the act would face the full wrath and justice of the law othout reservation.
He therefore beckoned on the residents of Oyo state to be in full support to the NSCDC team by providing timely information of suspicious and criminal activities, that by so doing, they will assist in curtailing the crime rate in the state.