The Hon. Doubiye Alagba-led Bayelsa State Vigilante Security Outfit has apprehended a criminal who was suspected to be extorting money from unsuspecting citizens in the state with fake environmental sanitation identity card.
The suspect, one Sele Record, aged 45 hails from Southern Ijaw Local Government Area in the state was arrested by the galant special squad of the state vigilante service stationed at the Tombia roundabout axis of the state capital, Yenagoa.
Mr. Sele Record was unlucky this time while trying to steal from the Special Adviser II on Security Matters to Bayelsa State Governor.
The suspect and one other who absconded, specialized in rubbing victims by fake pretence of working for the state environmental sanitation authority.
Chairman of the state vigilante service, Hon. Doubiye Alagba, used the medium to call on members of the public to be vigilant of such criminals and their modus of oparandi.
Doubiye said, “My administration will intensify efforts to ensure that residents in the state capital are safe. More security strategies, including skills, have been drafted to ensure that all forms of crime, criminality and social vices are brought to book.
“His Excellency, Senator Douye Diri, has assured us of more hands to be engaged in the outfit, more youths will be engaged, which will in turn boost our capacity to secure lives and properties. We are doing everything we can to ensure that we minimise the crime especially within the black spot areas”, the chairman added.
However, the suspect have been handed over to Operation Dou Akpo, a special unit of the Bayelsa State Command of the Nigerian Police Force for further investigation and prosecution.
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