Police in Kwara have arrested a member of a gang planning to organise nude party in selected places in Ilorin, the state capital.
State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Bagega, who paraded one of the suspects, Akinsola Babatunde, aka Mr White, in Ilorin on Wednesday, said credible intelligence on the activities of the gang led to the suspect’s arrest at No. 16 Achimugu Street, Ilorin.
Bagega, who said organisers of the party advertised the show on social media for prospective attendees for N20,000 per person, added that they planned to hold it in lounges, club houses and service apartments.
Bagega stated, “The immoral and illegal action of Mr White and his accomplices clearly contradict the COVID-19 protocols and promote crime and criminality.
“Operatives of the State Intelligence Bureau attached to the command carried out a string operation involving tactical undercover and manoeuvre. We actually played along with them by posing as interested persons. We paid the advertised sum of N20,000 to a given bank account. With the cooperation of the other stakeholders, we nabbed the suspect while going to withdraw the money in the bank.
“Efforts are ongoing to arrest the fleeing members of the gang; the one in custody will be charged as soon as investigation is completed”.
Police also paraded two suspected kidnappers of four Turkish nationals, who were rescued in July 2019 at Gbugbu village in the Edu Local Government Area of the state.
According to the state police commissioner, “In a concerted effort by the men of the command and members of the community, four of the six gang members were arrested with an AK-47 rifle and the victims were rescued without the payment of ransom.
“The suspects being paraded today mentioned two others as being members of their syndicate. We are searching for the two fleeing suspects.