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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

NSCDC Arrest Four Illegal Private Guards In Ondo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Ondo State has arrested four men for allegedly operating as guards in an illegal private security outfit.

The state commandant of NSCDC, Mr Pedro Awili, made the disclosure while parading the suspects before newsmen today in Akure.

According to Awili, the suspects were apprehended in Ondo town by operatives of the command who carried out a raid on a popular hotel.

“On July 27 at 4:30 pm and  working on a tip off by a licensed private company, our men swooped on Labin Hotel and Event Centre in Ondo town where the suspects work as illegal security guards.


“We arrested the four men  wearing bulletproof vests  and being in possession of handcuffs and canisters of teargas without being duly registered as operators of private guard companies in the state.

“Up till now, we have not been able to ascertain the authority they have to carry out the services of professional security guards in a public place,” he said.

He  warned  private security companies which operate illegally in the state to desist or face the full wrath of the law.

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