Nigerien arrested with 1000 passport photographs of boys

Nigerien arrested with 1000 passport photographs of boys

Saturday, April 19, 2014 5:14 pm

What could a Nigerien be doing with 1000 passport photographs of boys?

This is the riddle the Nigerian Police Command in Ogun state wants to crack.

The Command arrested the middle-aged Nigerien on Friday. He also had on him a camera and several forms.

The spokesman of the command, Mr Muyiwa Adebajo, said in a statement in Abeokuta on Saturday that the suspect was arrested at Ogijo, a border town between Ogun state and Lagos state 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, had directed that the case should be transferred to the Ogun Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service for further investigations.

“When the immigration authorities are through with the investigations, 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 toward ensuring security.

He commended residents of Ogijo, particularly the community’s leadership, for the support offered in arresting the suspect.

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