No fewer than 11 persons have been paraded by the Osun State Police Command for being in possession of fake APC membership registration slips.
The suspects, among whom were minors, revealed during interrogation that they had been recruited by the group known as TOP loyal to immediate past governor and current Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, to carry out the criminal act.
These persons were arrested in Ikoyi last Saturday by the operatives of Amotekun Corps during APC’s Governorship primary election in Osun.
While parading the suspects, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, said they were intercepted in some tricycles while going to some wards to perpetrate their “evil act”.
Police confirmed that their names were different from the names on the APC membership registration slips found on them.
The suspects were: Afeez Aransi, Mumini Bidemi, Thomas Olamilekan, Abiodun Oladele, Qoyum Adisa, Adekunle Oladele, Adisa Salim, Taiwo Timileyin, Olamide Oluwapelumi, Ayuba Fesomade and Abraham Olaitan.
They confessed to the crime and said that they were contracted by one Asawo and Olaoluwa, who are known members of the Aregbesola’s TOP, to engage in the act for money.
Police say it is making frantic efforts to get their sponsors arrested, especially those being fingered to have sent them.
The Police PRO urged parents and guardians to take good care of their children to prevent them from being used by politicians for their selfish gains.