Two illegal immigrants who are said to be Beninese have been arrested by the men of the Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service.

The suspects were Alagbe Ogunde (35) and Yaguenu Tonye (56).

They were said to have been arrested at an immigration point at Olorunsogo via Ilaro in Yewa South Local Government Area of the state.

Briefing journalists at the command’s headquarters in Abeokuta on Thursday, the state Comptroller of Immigration Service, Ajibola Bayeroju, said the suspects were criminally-minded, adding that one of them, Alagbe, was an ex-convict in Republic of Benin.

Bayeroju said, “The suspects were intercepted in one of the immigration points around Olorunsogo after Ilaro in Yewa South Local Government Area.

“One of the suspects, Alagbe, confessed in his statement to have been involved in criminal acts and subsequently jailed in Republic of Benin sometimes back.”

Alagbe who claimed the ownership of the two locally-made pistols while speaking with journalists, said he made the pistols to protect himself “from any form of attack.”

The suspect was also said to have confessed that he had an intention of attacking officers of the NIS at Ohunbe /Obelle Control Post.

However, Bayeroju, said the command would continue to raid border communities to rid the state of illegal immigrants and other miscreants.

He said the items recovered from the suspects were the two locally-made pistols loaded with ammunition, assorted charms, dagger, gunpowder, bank savings and withdrawal booklets and a bunch of keys.

Bayeroju said the suspects would be handed over to the state police command for further investigation.

He said, “We want to assure the good people of Ogun State of our commitment to continue in our efforts at contributing to peace and security in the state.

“We shall ensure relentless patrol of our border lines with the Republic of Benin while sustaining raids and repatriation of all illegal immigrants.”

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